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2014 Top Automobile Safety Picks

2014 Top Automobile Safety Picks

* To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.

To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must meet the TOP SAFETY PICK criteria, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Models that earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories. Size and weight influence occupant protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones. Thus, a small car that’s a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK doesn’t necessarily afford more protection than a bigger car that doesn’t earn the award.

  • + indicates a TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner
  • A indicates a TOP SAFETY PICK winner

Minicars

  • A 2014 Chevrolet Spark

Small Cars

  • A 2014 Dodge Dart
  • A 2014 Ford Focus
  • A 2014 Honda Civic 2-door coupe
  • + 2014 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Hyundai Elantra
    Applies only to sedan models.
  • + 2014 Mazda 3
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after October 2013. 4-door hatchback | 4-door sedan
  • A 2014 Scion tC
  • A 2014 Subaru Impreza
    Does not apply to 2014 WRX models.
  • A 2015 Subaru WRX
  • A 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • + 2014 Toyota Prius
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after November 2013.
  • + 2015 Volkswagen Golf
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention 4-door models.
  • + 2015 Volkswagen GTI
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention 4-door models.

Midsize moderately priced cars

  • + 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Chrysler 200
    Applies only to 4-door models.
  • A 2014 Dodge Avenger
  • + 2014 Ford Fusion
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Honda Accord 2-door coupe
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2015 Hyundai Sonata
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Kia Optima
  • + 2014 Mazda 6
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Nissan Altima
  • + 2014 Subaru Legacy
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Subaru Outback
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Toyota Camry
    Applies only to vehicles built after December 2013.
  • A 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Midsize luxury/near luxury cars

  • A 2014 Acura TL
  • + 2015 Audi A3
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 BMW 2 series
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after June 2014.
  • + 2014 Infiniti Q50
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Lincoln MKZ
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Volvo S60

Large luxury cars

  • + 2014 Acura RLX
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2015 Hyundai Genesis
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Mercedes E class
    Applies only to vehicles built after January 2014.
  • + 2014 Volvo S80

Small SUVs

  • + 2014 Mazda CX-5
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after October 2013.
  • A 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • + 2014 Nissan Rogue
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Subaru Forester
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.

Midsize SUVs

  • + 2014 Chevrolet Equinox
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 GMC Terrain
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Toyota Highlander
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.

Midsize luxury SUVs

  • + 2014 Acura MDX
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Mercedes M class
    Applies only to vehicles built after August 2013.
  • + 2014 Volvo XC60
  • A 2014 Volvo XC90

Minivans

  • + 2014 Honda Odyssey
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.

* Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Highway Loss Data Institute

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Virginia State Police Officer Injured In Crash While In Car Chase

A veteran Virginia State Police officer was injured after a high-speed chase wherein both he and the driver he was pursuing crashed in Lackey, VA, reports WAVY.com.

Sergeant H.A. Nealy, a nine-year veteran of the force, conducted the York County, VA chase after he attempted to make a routine traffic stop at around 3 p.m. on May 28th on Old Williamsburg Rd. The driver of the vehicle, however, attempted to escape the officer by driving down Church Lane. Both vehicles subsequently crashed.

Nealy suffered minor injuries in the accident, and the suspect successfully evaded police by running into the woods off Old Williamsburg Rd. A dog team was brought in to find him, but could not.

Officials have yet to release a description of the fleeing driver at this time, and the search has been suspended.

If you have suffered from a car accident in Virginia, you may need the diligent car accident attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to help get the compensation that you deserve. Call us now at 703-906-4229, or email us for a free case consultation.

UPDATE: Victims Involved In Separate Sunday Car Accidents Identified

Prince William, VA – July 30 – Police have identified the victims involved in Sunday morning’s fatal traffic accidents.

According to official reports by insidenova.com, the first accident occurred around 5:49 a.m. in Gainesville.

An unidentified 36-year-old man crashed his 2008 Acura TL into Charles Banks, 19. Banks was declared dead at the scene.

Less than an hour later, Randy Allen Lane, 46, was found dead in Brentsville. Police said he crashed his 2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide into a tree.

Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to have been factors in this crash.

Investigations of both accidents are continuing at this time.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let our experienced accident lawyers handle your case. Email us or call 703-906-4229.

Southbound Interstate 95 Closed After Monday Morning Car Accident

Chesterfield, VA – July 30 – A local highway was temporarily shut down after an early morning car accident on Monday.

According to official reports by WRIC.com, the accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 95 south.

Police are not sure how many vehicles were involved in the crash or if anyone received injuries as a result.

The highway remained closed until about 7:45 a.m. Officials are advising drivers to expect delays.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let our veteran accident attorneys handle your case. Email us or call 703-906-4229.

Man Driving SUV Crashes Into Bangkok 54 Restaurant In Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA – July 30 – An unidentified man was arrested Monday afternoon after crashing his car into a local restaurant.

According to official reports by arlnow.com, the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. at the Bangkok 54 restaurant on 2919 Columbia Pike.

Officials said the man struck a nearby tree before crashing into the building.

He tried to run from the scene of the accident when police arrived, witnesses said. A box of beer was found in the back of the man’s vehicle.

Police arrested the man after finding him a couple blocks away. He was evaluated for minor injuries and taken to a local hospital, where he will be tested for drug and alcohol usage.

Investigations of the incident are continuing at this time.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let our top legal professionals fight on your behalf in court. Call 703-906-4229 now.

Stafford, VA Man Killed In Fatal Car Crash After Medical Emergency

Fredericksburg, VA – July 26 – A Stafford, Virginia man was pronounced dead Thursday morning after a single-car accident.

According to official reports by Fredericksburg.patch.com, the accident occurred around 11 a.m. at Old Mill Park.

Paul Hinson, 51, was operating a 1998 Mercury when he suffered an unknown medical emergency, police said.

Witnesses saw Hinson drive over a parking lot curb, cross a field and crash into a tree.

He lost consciousness after the crash and received CPR from bystanders. Two officers then used an automatic electronic defibrillator on the man for about three minutes.

Hinson was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

The accident attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC offer their sincerest condolences to Hinson’s family and friends. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let us fight on your behalf. Call 703-906-4229.

McLean, Virginia Man Pronounced Dead In Fatal New York Car Accident

East Hampton, NY – July 30 – A resident from McLean, Virginia was killed Sunday afternoon in a fatal two-vehicle crash.

According to official reports by nbcnewyork.com, the accident resulted when a man driving a pickup truck veered into the oncoming lanes of Route 114.

Brian Midgett Jr. was operating the pickup truck involved in the collision. He crashed head-on into a car driven by Douglas Schneiderman, 51.

Schneiderman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His wife and 16-year-old daughter were taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Midgett was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and listed in serious condition.

No charges have been filed. Police are continuing investigations at this time.

If you are originally from northern Virginia and have been seriously injured in a recent car accident, let the top legal professionals at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC handle your case. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to provide you with a strong legal representation in court. Contact us at 703-906-4229.

Two People Sent To Hospital With Injuries After Five-Vehicle Accident

Suffolk, VA – July 25 – Two people were injured Wednesday night in a multi-vehicle car accident.

According to official reports by WAVY.com, the accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of Holland Road, also known as Route 58.

Suffolk City Police said five vehicles were involved in the accident.

Two unidentified people sustained minor injuries in the collision, officials said. They were taken to Sentara Obici Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The eastbound lanes of Holland Road were shut down temporarily as cleanup crews worked to remove wreckage from the scene.

Officials do not yet know what caused the accident. They are continuing investigations at this time.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let our knowledgable accident attorneys handle your case. Email us or call 703-906-4229 now.

Critical Car Accident Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

Staunton, VA – June 18 – A life-threatening car accident on Monday left police with even more concerns of distracted driving.

According to official reports by WHSV.com, a man named Don Chodrow was fighting for his life at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being in a serious car wreck on Interstate 81.

Police found Chodrow upside down in his overturned car clutching his cell phone. They believe he was surfing the web when the accident occurred.

Virginia State Police Sgt. K. L. Hyden said teens are not the only ones making these kinds of mistakes.

“Everyone has the potential for driving distracted,” he said.

According to Hyden, the number one cause for car accidents that he has seen is drinking and eating behind the wheel.

Others distractions include cell phones, GPS, radio, other passengers, and other roadside accidents.

Hyden believes Monday’s accident could have been avoided had Chodrow decided not to use his cell phone while driving.

The accident attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC strongly encourage Virginia drivers to drive with caution and to avoid distractions while behind the wheel. If you or a loved one has been injured in a recent car accident, please contact us immediately for more information. Call 703-906-4229 today.

Source:

  • http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Dangers_of_Distracted_Driving_159495295.html?ref=295

Officials Emphasize Importance Of Car Seat Safety After Fatal Crash

Richmond, VA – June 15 – The AAA Mid-Atlantic is strongly encouraging parents to properly restrain their children in car seats following a fatal accident on June 11.

According to official reports by WRIC.com, an infant child was ejected from the car in the previously mentioned accident after being improperly restrained.

The boy, Thomas Oppermann, was listed in critical condition immediately following the crash but has been reportedly doing better, officials said.

According to the AAA, 80 percent of kids ages six to eight who were killed in a car accident in 2009 were either improperly buckled in or were not wearing a seat belt at all.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released statistics saying approximately 9,000 lives have been saved as a result of properly using child safety seats between 1975 and 2008.

The organization also reported that three out of four child safety seats are not installed properly.

With statistics like these, the AAA is urging parents and guardians to take the extra time to make sure their kids are strapped in safely before going on the road.

Has your child been seriously injured in a recent car accident? If so, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC immediately and let our experienced accident attorneys help you. Email us or call 703-906-4229 today.

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