SEE IT: Coal miners rescue dead electric vehicle

Coal miners came to the rescue of an electric vehicle that ran out of charge in West Virginia and could not be towed. On a drive heading west from Washington, D.C., for

the holiday weekend, the EV broke down Friday near the Mettiki Coal access road on U.S. Route 48, according to a report. WATCH: MAN GETS SHOCKING $30,000 QUOTE TO REPLACE

ELECTRIC VEHICLE’S BATTERY West Virginia state Sen. Randy Smith took to Facebook to explain how he and his co-workers at Mettiki Coal, where Smith said he works as safety

coordinator, came to the EV’s rescue. “Some days are just better than others,” Smith wrote on Facebook. “Someone called one of our foreman and told him a car was broke

down in the middle of our haul road. He went to investigate and found out they had indeed ran out of juice coming from DC to Davis for a get away weekend.” Smith explained

the EV could not be towed because “it was plastic underneath and nothing to hook up to.” “So here are 5 coal miners pushing a battery car to the coal mine to charge up,”

Smith said. “If you look closely you can see our coal stockpile and load out in the background.” The Republican took the opportunity to tout the coal industry and his

co-workers. “This just shows you coal miners are good people and will go out of their way to help anyone friend or foe,” Smith wrote. “Im honestly glad they ended up where

they could get some help because they couldn’t get a tow truck to come and this is out in the middle of nowhere. One guy even dropped off a Friend of Coal license plate when he

left to go home.”