The Highway Loss Data Institute has released a study naming the cars with the highest injury rates per crash. Cars that rated poorly in this study were the Toyota Yaris, Suzuki SX4, Chevrolet Aveo, Mitsubishi Galant, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Sentra, Hyundai Accent and Dodge Avenger. The study also demonstrated that cars with the highest injury rates were small and light. Proponents of this study believe that it is more effective than crash simulations for predicting which cars' occupants are most likely to be injured in real world crashes.
As a car and truck accident attorney in the busy city of Chicago, I have seen a wide variety of injuries from car crashes including many which were very severe. If you or a loved one owns one of the cars that rated poorly in this study, I would respectfully suggest that you consider a larger, heavier car next time you are car shopping.