New Jersey readers might have heard that the Subaru Crosstrek earned the highest crash safety grade from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. Unfortunately, the fuel-efficient mini SUV also has the distinction of being in more at-fault collisions than any other vehicle in the U.S., according to a new study.
For the study, researchers from auto insurance comparison website Insurify examined 1.6 million insurance quotes in its database. The quotes contained data on the types of cars customers owned and whether the vehicles had ever been involved in a crash. Overall, they found that 13.64% of all automobiles in the database had been in some sort of collision. However, they found that a whopping 25.81% of all Subaru Crosstreks had been in a crash, making it the most crash-prone vehicle currently on the road. Meanwhile, they found that 25.7% of Honda HR-Vs had been involved in an accident, making it second on the list.
Other vehicles in the top 10 included the Hyundai Elantra GT, Infiniti Q50, Subaru WRX, Mazda 3, Acura ILX, Lexus CT, Chevrolet Trax and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Interestingly, the study found that the Subaru WRX also had more speeding offenses than any other vehicle in the database. As for the Crosstrek, while it leads the nation in crashes, its outstanding crash safety rating means that drivers and passengers we're relatively well protected.
A personal injury attorney might be able to help the victim of a motor vehicle accident obtain compensation. For instance, by filing a lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash, a plaintiff could be awarded a settlement that pays for their medical bills, missed wages, pain and suffering and property loss. A victim could learn more about their legal rights by contacting a personal injury law firm.