Sadly, serious and fatal accidents take place on a daily basis in Central Florida. These crashes can happen in a number of ways and can be caused by not following traffic laws, inexperience, intoxication, distracted driving, fatigue, and medical issues.
Statistics show that fatal car accidents can often occur based on the type of vehicle. You may think that sports cars are most likely to be in crashes due to their speed and performance. However, according to the NHTSA, it’s the everyday cars, trucks, and SUVs on the roadways that are involved more frequently in serious or even deadly accidents, with sedans and pickup trucks accounting for more than three-quarters of fatal accidents. If you drive out on the roadways, here’s what you need to know about which vehicles have been involved in many of the crashes.
Ford has several models that have the highest number of fatal crashes. Here are the statistics for three models between 2017 and 2019:
- Ford F-150: 7,502 accidents
- Ford Explorer: 3,139 accidents
- Ford F-250: 2,859 accidents
While the Chevrolet Silverado has the highest number of fatal accidents out of all vehicles, Chevrolet ranks at #2 overall. Here are the statistics of three models over the same 2017-2019 period:
- Chevrolet Silverado: 8,777 accidents
- Chevrolet Impala: 2,765 accidents
- Chevrolet Malibu: 2,548 accidents
While the Honda Civic was a top safety pick for 2022, thousands of Civics were still involved in fatal accidents between 2017 and 2019. Here’s a breakdown:
- Honda Accord: 5,368 accidents
- Honda Civic: 4,648 accidents
- Honda CR-V: 1,867 accidents
Toyota also makes the list because one model in particular — the Camry — was involved in more than 5,000 fatal crashes over the 2017-2019 time period. Here’s a list of Toyota’s top three vehicles:
- Toyota Camry: 5,023 accidents
- Toyota Corolla: 3,641 accidents
- Toyota Tacoma: 1,984 accidents
These brands are not necessarily responsible for crashes, as they have been approved as safe for operating, but statistics show that people have been involved in serious or fatal crashes while driving these vehicles for many reasons.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car crash, seek legal help from the experienced Kissimmee auto accident lawyers at Draper Law Office who will help ensure that your rights are protected. To schedule a free consultation, call (407) 846.0075 or Visit DraperLawOffice.com.