According to the results of a 2019 study on cars most often involved in fatal crashes, the answer is yes, some vehicles are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than other vehicles. The study, conducted by a used car search website, found that:
- Car accident deaths are most likely in subcompact cars and sports cars
- Car accident deaths are least likely in SUVs
- Vehicles with poor performances in crash tests and fewer safety features tend to have the highest fatality rates
The study’s findings were based on fatality data for 2013-2017 model year cars from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and accident data for more than 25 million used cars.
Specific Cars Make the List
The study found that the 14 cars that most frequently involved occupant deaths when involved in a crash included:
- Mitsubishi Mirage
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Honda Fit
- Kia Forte
- Chevrolet Spark
- Subaru BRZ
- Nissan 370Z
- Nissan Versa
- Kia Rio
- Dodge Challenger
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Kia Soul
- Hyundai Veloster Turbo
- Nissan Versa Note
Of course, the cars themselves don’t often cause fatal crashes. Instead, the accidents happen because of a driver’s negligence.
Protect Your Rights If a Loved One Dies in an IA Accident
You can’t go back and prevent the crash or change the car your loved one was in at the time of the accident, but you can take steps now to protect your family. You can talk to an experienced Iowa car accident lawyer about how a wrongful death lawsuit works, about whether it is a good option for your family, and about your family’s potential recovery.
Wrongful death car accident damages could compensate your family for any medical bills your loved incurred from the time of the crash until death, lost income, funeral expenses, pain, suffering, and other losses.