Rear-end collisions should never destroy a vehicle’s survival space. A major crashworthiness principle is to control the crush and maintain the survival space for occupants.
As you can see from these photos, the people seated in the backseats of these vehicles were crushed to death.
In this video, Vehicle Safety Lawyer Todd Tracy says these types of safety defects are deadly obvious.
The Tracy Law Firm’s Crash Lab routinely conducts crash tests for its cases to prove that the automaker failed to maintain the survival space in a rear-end collision.
The crash test below compares the weak Toyota Scion to a Volvo Sedan in a rear-end collision crash test.
The crash vehicle penetrates more than two feet into the back seats of the Toyota Scion which spells certain death for any passengers seated there.
Our rear-end collision crash tests have revealed that safety does not depend on size. Two models of the Smart Car prevent less encroachment into the rear passenger compartment than a larger Mercedes Sedan. The Smart Car is built with a boron steel safety cage.