Some luxury sedans failed in crash test
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as a Medical College of Wisconsin study had reported that the three cars, the Audi A4, Lexus ES 350, Lexus IS 250/350 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class had earned the poor safety rating in the frontal crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Arlington, Va further added the new crash test after the research from the Wauwatosa based Medical College which portrayed a particular type of crash which can lead to serious or fatal injuries. It is since 1998 that the Medical College is running a vehicle-crashworthiness laboratory at the Zablocki VA Medical Center.
The study conducted by the Medical College further researched that the small overlap crashes which take place can result into in an increased incidence of head, chest, spine, and hip and pelvis injury. The small overlap crashes are very common on two-lane roads with two-way traffic and no center median.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have been conducting the frontal offset crashes since 1995 which had engage almost 40 percent of a car’s left front end, the part which is directly in front of the driver. At present, the recent small overlap test engrossed in just 25 percent of the width of the vehicle, mainly focusing the force on the left front corner. The small overlap crashes mainly occur in the front part of the corner of the car which when has a collision with another vehicle, object or utility pole.
The small overlap collisions are the subject of the Medical College study or the research paper. The Institute further added that approximately a quarter of the serious injury crashes which takes place in the luxury vehicle are rated as “good” in the recent offset test of small overlap crashes. The insurance institute gave permitted “good ratings to the Acura TL and Volvo S60 and an “acceptable” rating to the Infiniti G.