New York State Troopers Receive Training for Electric Car Crashes

by | October 29th, 2012

Oct. 29, 2012

Electric cars are providing an efficient means of transportation for people around the world, but first responders to electric car accidents are facing new dangers. In an effort to better protect rescue crews from these risks, The Wall Street Journal reports New York State Troopers are undergoing electric vehicle accident training tomorrow.

The session, being held at the State Police Academy in Albany by the National Fire Protection Association, will discuss some of the common safety concerns these new vehicles present, including airbags, high-voltage batteries, high-strength steel, and keyless ignitions.

In the event of a Buffalo Auto Accident requiring rescue crews to use cutting tools, high voltage cables and wires running through an electric vehicle can present a risk of electrocution. The danger of a punctured airbag propellant tank can be just as fatal. Researchers have also shown great concern in the fire and burn injury risks that a crack in the casing of an electric car’s battery can present.

Advanced materials are also being discussed, as the high-tensile steel currently being used in vehicle pillars to prevent roof collapses can be harder to bend and cut through in the event of extrication.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Law Offices hope the training session will equip troopers with the knowledge they need to not only save others’ lives, but protect their own as well.