Have you ever wondered which cars are the most likely to be involved in serious car accidents? Well wonder no longer – the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released information that makes this information clear. They looked at fatal accident stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and compared it to the HIS Auto data on registration. It then ranked vehicles based on how many fatalities it had for every million registered vehicles.
Keep reading to find out what they came up. If you are involved in a car accident, or have lost a loved one in an accident, then your next step should be a call to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Mini Cars Are Significantly More Dangerous Than SUVs
Many people assume that SUVs are the most dangerous but in fact, this is far from the truth. The most dangerous cars are mini cars. They are 14 times as dangerous as the average SUV. This is due largely to the fact that if a mini car hits or is hit by a larger vehicle, it is the people in the mini car that are more likely to be injured or killed. The stats described above resulted in a fatality rate of 87 per million registered mini car vehicles. Large SUVs have a fatality rate of just six per million.
The Ten Most Dangerous Makes and Models of Cars
According to the data, the most dangerous car on the road has 104 deaths per million registered vehicles. It is the Hyundai Accent. The second most dangerous is not for behind with 102 deaths per million registered vehicles – the Kia Rio. The only other car to have more than 100 fatalities per million register vehicles is the Toyota Scion.
There are four makes and models of cars with fatality rates between 80 and 99 per million registered vehicles: The Chevrolet Spark, the Ford Fiesta Sedan, the Kia Soul, and the Nissan Versa. The eight more dangerous vehicle is the Nissan Sentra with a fatality rate of 72 per million registered vehicles. The Ford Fiesta comes in at ninth place with a fatality rate of 68 per million registered vehicles and the Volkswagen Golf, with a fatality rate of 63 per million registered vehicles, comes in at number ten.
If You Were Involved in a Car Accident it is Possible it Was Due to the Manufacture or Design of a Vehicle
When a person is involved in a car accident, they often assume that one of the drivers is at fault but this is not always true. In more instances than you may think, the accident was at least partially caused by poor construction, design, or manufacturing processes. If you have been in an accident and want to ensure that the at-fault parties are held liable, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.