There, she saw a white SUV on the grass of a house. Water spewed from the broken hydrant – about 2,000 gallons per minute – and downed power lines carrying a charge of 4,800 volts lay along the ground, charging the water around the exposed wires.
he woman – who neighbors said was always the first to respond to a problem near their building – didn’t know the danger as she ran through the darkness to rescue the driver. As soon as her feet hit the water, she was electrocuted.
Motorists a few cars behind the crashed SUV also stopped to help.
Irma Zamora, 40, of Burbank, jumped out of her vehicle and ran to the crash while her husband called 911. She too was electrocuted.
Zamora’s husband then tried to pull his wife from the water but he was shocked every time he touched her. Bystanders had to restrain him from trying to pull her from the charged water, authorities said.
Firefighters had to pull the victims from the water with a fiberglass rake that does not conduct electricity, said LAFD Capt. Jaime Moore.
Pretty horrible. Do we REALLY need electricity polls that cars can ram into? How about cars at all?
Really this is what we would be talking about if those that used “Gun Death” had any constancy.
h/t Farm Dad