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With the advent of so much new technology, it's still kind of amazing the automobile is still our main method of transportation.  Seriously, we're a quarter of the way through the 21st century.  Where are our flying cars?  How are we coming along on the teleportation development? 

I know, we have amazing new developments like lane assist, backup cameras, and Bluetooth technology, but basically, we're still getting into a car and driving to where we want to go.  And even though safety measures have come a long way, driving can still be a very dangerous proposition.

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  A recent study has named the car brands with the highest fatality rate in the event of a road collision - and it turns out it’s bad news for one of the nation's most popular models.  

  Personal injury attorneys John Foy & Associates analyzed the latest recall data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to identify which car makes and models reported the highest proportion of fatal injuries per crash over the last year.  

 It turns out that the Chevrolet Impala is the most dangerous vehicle on US roads, as 1.84% of the injuries resulting from this car model crashing prove fatal - - which is a huge 142% higher than the average rate reported across all analyzed models (0.76%).  

 While it’s unclear exactly why this model carries the highest fatality risk, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Chevrolet Impala sedan’s headlights as ‘poor.’ This is the lowest rating, as the scale covers ‘good,’ ‘acceptable,’ ‘marginal,’ and ‘poor.’  

 Following behind the Impala as the second-deadliest model is the Ford Escape, as 1.55% of crash injuries prove fatal - which is more than double the average (104% higher).  

 The latest Escape (2023 SUV) has a ‘marginal’ rating for its side-impact crashworthiness, which can leave drivers especially vulnerable when struck on the side during a collision.  

Third is the GMC Sierra, which sees 1.44% of injuries incurred from a crash prove fatal. Overall, more than half (56%) of the analyzed vehicles reported a higher fatal injury rate than the average, suggesting drivers and passengers should be cautious if in a riskier model. 

Here is the complete list of the Top 10 Deadliest Vehicles

Top 10 Deadliest Car Models in Louisiana

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