While many people have been trumpeting the virtues of hybrids, State Farm has stepped out on a ledge to remind everyone that there are unique dangers associated with hybrids that have been involved in accidents. Rescue workers are actually at the most risk because of high voltage lines inside hybrids that may become exposed in an accident or cut through during a rescue effort. These lines can be carrying anywhere from 144 to 650 volts, which apparently is more than enough juice to electrocute someone. The thought of a rescue worker cutting through a Prius and hitting a high-powered line is chilling, so we applaud State Farm Insurance for its education efforts with fire departments and EMS workers.
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