Coal miners push electric car to safety after its battery dies in West Virginia (photo credit: West Virginia State Sen. Randy Smith) A group of West Virginia coal miners rescued a couple after their electric vehicle died, pushing the car to a charging station at the coal mine.
West Virginia State Sen. Randy Smith (R) and coal miners Andrew Smith and Daniel House joined "Fox & Friends" to discuss the irony of the circumstances and how they rescued the tourists last week. "It was pretty ironic… to be plugged into a coal mine," State Sen.
Smith told co-host Steve Doocy. "You can't make this stuff up… We had some good conversations, we're still laughing about it." CALIFORNIA'S ELECTRIC CAR MANDATE COULD SPREAD TO OVER A DOZEN STATESThe couple was headed to a weekend getaway when their electric vehicle ran out of power in an area known for traffic from 18-wheelers.
They broke down along Corridor H in Tucker County. Brand new Tesla cars sit in a parking lot at a Tesla showroom on June 27, 2022 in Corte Madera, California. (Getty) The miners knew they needed to act when they saw what was going on. "That's just not a good place to be, so we had to figure out a way to get them out," House said.