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Subaru Crosstrek is safe but a magnet for accidents

The Subaru Crosstrek is involved in the most at-fault accidents of any vehicle in the U.S. This was the finding of a survey from Insurify, the auto insurance comparison site, after data scientists culled statistics from its database of over 1.6 million insurance quotes. North Carolina residents should know that Insurify made a list of 10 of the most crash-prone vehicles.

The fact that the Subaru Crosstrek came in at number one is rather ironic considering how the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave the 2019 model the highest possible safety grade. Accidents were found to affect 25.61% of all Crosstrek models currently on the road. Yet many of these accidents are minor with both drivers and passengers managing to walk away without the need for medical attention.

Honda HR-Vs came in at No. 2 with 25.7% of accidents involving them. This was followed by the Hyundai Elantra GT, Infiniti Q50, Subaru WRX, Mazda3, Acura ILX and Lexus CT. The WRX, Subaru's second vehicle on the list, has the highest rate of speeding offenses. The list ends with the Chevrolet Trax (the only American vehicle) and a second vehicle from Hyundai, the Santa Fe Sport.

Overall, crashes have impacted 13.64% of all models on the road today. Nine are imports with seven hailing from Japan and two from Korea.

The determination of fault in a car accident is a crucial step because it will govern whether or not injury victims can file a third-party insurance claim. In North Carolina, one can only recover damages if they did not contribute in any degree to the crash. This is one reason why a victim may wish to have a lawyer evaluate their case. If the grounds are good, the lawyer may pursue the case with the help of third parties like investigators and medical professionals.

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