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One car model is both the safest and most likely to crash

A new report contains both good news and bad news for Kentucky drivers who own a Subaru Crosstrek. The good news is that the fuel-efficient, affordable model is one of the safest cars on the road. However, the bad news is that it is also the most crashed vehicle in the United States.

Researchers at insurance comparison website Insurify analyzed the company's database of 1.6 million car insurance quotes to find out how many accidents current car models have been involved in. The quotes contained information on what type of car a driver owns and whether their vehicle had ever been in an accident. They found that the Subaru Crosstrek was involved in more at-fault crashes than any other current model on the road, with 25.81% having been in some sort of collision. The Honda HR-V was second on the list, with 25.7% having a crash history. The Hyundai Elantra GT, Infiniti Q50, Subaru WRX, Mazda 3, Acura ILX, Lexus CT, Chevrolet Trax and Hyundai Sante Fe Sport rounded out the top 10.

Overall, the report found that 13.64% of all vehicles have been in a crash. However, while Crosstreks lead the nation in car accidents, causing them to have high insurance premiums, they do a good job of protecting drivers and passengers during a collision. The vehicle earned the top crash safety rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

Victims of motor vehicle accidents can suffer a number of serious injuries, including brain injuries and spinal cord damage. Individuals who suffer such injuries can be left permanently disabled and unable to earn a living. However, an attorney could fight for a victim's rights and help him or her obtain a settlement that covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related damages.

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