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Is your vehicle among the deadliest in the United States?

Most Florida drivers have an idea of what they consider their dream cars. Many factors may have gone into deciding on the car you have always wanted, including looks and engine power. Of course, safety should also act as a top concern, but this aspect often goes overlooked by many people simply hoping to get the vehicle they want.

Many of the most sought after vehicles could potentially land among the deadliest, and you may find yourself surprised by some of the vehicles that make up the list. However, having this knowledge could help you choose an automobile that allows you to feel safer on the road.

Lower end of the spectrum

When it comes to the top 20 deadliest vehicles in America, the vehicles on the lower end of the spectrum each have 60 fatalities for every one million registered vehicles. These three vehicles include the Ford Mustang convertible, Dodge Avenger 2WD and the Chevrolet Impala. The Volkswagen Golf, Mitsubishi Lancer 2WD, Hyundai Accent hatchback and Ford Fiesta sedan all head up the next part of the list with 63 fatalities for every million registered vehicles.

Higher end of the spectrum

When it comes to the higher end of the spectrum and top five vehicles in the 20 deadliest vehicles, the number of fatalities increases considerably. The Nissan Versa takes the number five spot with 95 fatalities per million registered vehicles. Next, the Chevrolet Spark comes in at number four with 96 fatalities for every one million registered vehicles. The Scion tC holds the number three spot with 101 deaths per million while the Kia Rio comes in at number two with 102 deaths per million vehicles. Passengers may be at risk because of the small size and rigid structures of these vehicles.

The deadliest vehicle in the United States is reported as the Hyundai Accent sedan. This vehicle holds the number one place on the list with 104 fatalities for every one million registered vehicles.

Are you at risk?

Though these and other vehicles made the top 20 deadliest vehicles list, a number of factors can play into whether an accident proves fatal. As a result, anyone could face the possibility of involvement in a fatal event. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident due to the actions of another driver, you may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation for allowable damages. Gaining information from reliable local legal resources may prove useful.

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