I just love this story from Birmingham City University, who staged a fake accident between a coach and two cars on their grounds the other day.
The aim was to provide training for some of their medical students – nurses, radiographers and paramedics – and very worthy it is too. After all, there are specialist training centres (like the Fire Service one near Moreton-in-Marsh) which do that sort of thing, day in day out.
The crime writer in me couldn’t help thinking, though, that it was the most fantastic basis for a crime story. Just imagine, if one of the fake bodies planted in the smashed-up vehicles turned out to be real…!