It's "safety first" for first responders.
With electric and hybrid cars becoming more popular... first responders are at a higher risk of danger when they respond to the scene of an accident.
It took American township firefighters around 20 minutes to remove a person from this wreck which occurred on July 16th at N. West street and Bluelick road.
When crews start extraction procedures they may not immediately know the dangers that could be present.
If the car would have been a hybrid or an electrical vehicle it could have taken much longer.
Elida fire department platoon chief Matt Dillon says the batteries that can power those kinds of vehicles can be dangerous to cut into.
Dillon also says that the materials used in modern vehicles can be tough to cut through with the tools they currently use.