Volt-Camry Crash. No Spontaneous Fires Ensue, At Least From the Volt

MAY 30 2012 BY JAY COLE 15

A runaway Toyota Camry in Geneseo, New York, did its very best to test the safety standards put into place around this Chevrolet Volt’s battery pack, and the Volt passed with flying colors.

According to the Livingston County news:

“(The Camry) failed to stop, continuing at high speed over a ditch, onto the Johnson lawn and into two vehicles (one of which being a Chevrolet Volt) which were parked side-by-side in Johnson’s driveway.

The ensuing crash pushed both the parked vehicles a distance of about 25 feet in a lateral direction. The vehicle receiving the brunt of the impact was a new electric car valued at $42,000.”

Ironically, it was the Camry that at some point caught fire.  With a police officer telling the Volt owner to “‘go get your extinguisher. The engine’s on fire.”  The officer later then climbed on top of aother vehicle in the wreckage and put out the Toyota’s engine fire.

No word on whether or not the insurance company is planning to write off this car.  But you never know, a little bondo and touch up paint…should be fine.

Livingston County News via Green Car Reports

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15 Comments on "Volt-Camry Crash. No Spontaneous Fires Ensue, At Least From the Volt"

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Schmeltz

I sincerely hope someone drained the battery of the Volt…or the headline of a few days from now may be quite different.

Narg

What?!?! Li-Ions have no liquid in them. Gees.

Rick

I think its fantastic the Camry caught fire and not the Volt. GM should be proud.

NRGTom

I would be pissed to come out of my house and see this done to my Volt. I might even cry a little bit.

Delta

Was this another Toyota stuck accelerator pedal?

Delta

Or maybe just a pesky floor mat?

“Was this another Toyota stuck accelerator pedal?” Funny you should ask. The article says that it appears the vehicle did not slow down at all. The car actually went air born, bounced and was still air born when it landed on the Volt.

Also, no word from NHTSA if it will be conducting an investigation into the potential for fires in gasoline engines.

Delta

The Prius went airborne!!! Oh No. Not only are the Prii breeding and multiplying into larger and smaller breeds – but they are invading the air.

jeffhre

Gonna have to get through a lot of mangled metal to discharge and drain that battery.

Funny, the congressman from California has not uttered a word about the flying Toyota ICE powered car being used to cover up yet another dangerous Volt literally disintegrating in it’s owners driveway????

You can barely tell it’s even a Volt…. the first Volt fire will be from the gas in the tank…

MrEnergyCzar

HaroldC

a killer kamry…what is this world coming to ? toyota can’t fight fairly ? l’m disgusted….poor losers……

HaroldC

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