Crash Triggers Hybrid Warning Batteries Can Pose Safety Hazards, Officials Say

WCVB Boston – May 5th, 2006

Crash Triggers Hybrid Warning
Batteries Can Pose Safety Hazards, Officials Say

POSTED: 6:21 pm EDT May 5, 2006
UPDATED: 6:58 pm EDT May 5, 2006

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — Rescuing crash victims from hybrid cars could pose additional safety concerns, according to a Massachusetts fire lieutenant.

NewsCenter 5’s Pam Cross reported that the warning came after a recent car crash that left a woman trapped in a Toyota Prius in Marblehead. Officials said that Patricia Lee, 68, crashed her car into a stone wall Monday night on Washington Street.

When fire officials responded to the crash, Marblehead fire Lt. Michael Porter said that in freeing Lee from the car, the vehicle posed a danger.

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