There were a bunch of articles a couple of weeks ago stating the rescue workers ran a risk of electrocution if they tried to extricate someone from a wrecked Prius. Now from Firehouse.com, comes word of an event called Crash Canada 2006, a safety conference aimed at fire and ambulance crews, which debunks the danger of emergency worker electrocution due to hybrid technology.
”The rumors were that you could have burns from battery acid, electrocution and fires,” Turley said. ”We were apprehensive about coming across hybrid cars without knowing how they worked. It’s a pretty fail-safe system, we know now. If you breach any of the wires, it shorts out.”