Some foreign cars more likely to be in crashes, says survey

On Behalf of | Aug 28, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

A survey looking at cars that are currently on roadways in New Jersey and across the country found that one model has been involved in more at-fault crashes than any other. The study made use of statistics gathered by Insurify as part of its insurance quote process. Drivers were asked the make and model of their cars and whether their vehicle had ever been in an accident. The study indicated that 13.64% of car models had been involved in a crash.

The Subaru Crosstrek was the most likely to have been in a crash, at 25.81%. The Honda HR-V was the second most likely, at 25.7%. Of the top 10 cars on Insurify’s crash list, nine were imports. Seven of them were Japanese, and two were Korean. The only American-made vehicle in the top 10 was the Chevrolet Trax. The Korean vehicles are both manufactured by Hyundai: the Elantra GT and the Santa Fe Sport.

The other vehicles listed were the Infiniti Q50, the Acura ILX, the Mazda3 and the Subaru WRX. The WRX was also found to have the highest percentage of citations for speeding. Crosstreks were involved in more than their fair share of car accidents, but the vehicles are also safer than many older or other models. Drivers and passengers often walked away from the crashes without injuries.

People who are injured in motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey might be entitled to monetary compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses or other damages. An attorney who practices personal injury law might help in such cases by gathering medical records and other evidence to build a case for trial or by interviewing witnesses who have information about the crash. An attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement with insurance companies or draft and file a complaint for relief in civil court.


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