Explosion Seriously Injures Hybrid Lexus Driver

Preliminary photo evidence indicates it wasn't the battery pack that injured Dr. Pierce, the chairman of the Arkansas Medical Board.

Published: 05-Feb-2009

MSNBC Video report indicates device was a bomb

The chairman of the Arkansas Medical Board is critical condition because his Hybrid Lexus SUV exploded this morning.

According to CNN, "Dr. Trent Pierce of West Memphis. Arkansas, was flown to a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital after the apparent blast. He was in extremely critical condition, the station reported, citing police."


Two-door, 2+2 convertible will utilize lithium-ion, plug-in hybrid drive and be available in 2009.

The rear-wheel drive THS II (Toyota Hybrid System II) with a two-stage motor speed reduction device provides the driving performance of a 4.5-liter vehicle with the low fuel consumption of a 2.0-liter vehicle.

Concept vehicle powered by a 4-cylinder diesel engine that is combined with BMW ActiveHybrid Technology, jointly developed with GM and Chrysler.


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