Motor vehicle safety has improved immeasurably from the days of optional car seat belts and exploding Ford Pintos. However, the same features that have made drivers and passengers safer have made it much harder for first responders to access accident victims.
A report in USA Today details some of the problems that first responders face in rescuing victims from newer model cars and trucks.
Read the full article on how firefighters are learning to use jaws tools and other rescue implements on newer cars, or see an example of how it can be used: earlier this year, firefighters safely rescued 3 injured people from a Portland car accident involving a hybrid vehicle.
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