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Study says subcompacts and sports cars are the deadliest

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2020 | Personal Injury

Georgia residents who own a vehicle with a model year between 2013 and 2017 should know that the automotive research firm analyzed the fatal crash rate for vehicles made in those years. They came out with a list of 14 vehicles with a rate that is at least double that of the average vehicle (2.6 cars per billion vehicle miles).

The interesting thing is that subcompact cars and sports cars had six entries each on the list, making these the deadliest vehicles on the road. Their fatal accident rate was, respectively, 4.5 and 4.6 cars per billion vehicle miles.

At the top of the list was the Mitsubishi Mirage with a rate of 10.2 cars getting in fatal accidents per billion vehicles. The list continues with the Chevrolet Corvette (9.8), Honda Fit (7.7) and Kia Forte (7.4) and ends with the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Nissan Versa Note (both 5.2).

Neither subcompacts nor sports cars come with many safety features except, perhaps, a rearview camera. Two exceptions are the Dodge Challenger (at number 10 with a rate of 5.8) and the Chevrolet Camaro (at number 11 with 5.5); the former has forward collision warning while the latter has cross-traffic alert systems.

Those involved in an accident may suffer serious injuries because their vehicle offered only minimal protection. Regardless, though, they may have a case under personal injury law if they were clearly the victims of the other driver’s negligence. With a lawyer, they may be able to achieve a fair settlement with the other’s auto insurance company. People who retain Steven Morgan will get personal attention at every step as he does not simply hand down cases to a case manager. Clients can also come in at any time and speak to him face-to-face. Call today for a free consultation.