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NBC News reports on UB study findings of passenger car and SUV collisions

Published May 17, 2013

A story on NBC News reports on a UB study that found that in a head-on collision between a passenger car and a sport utility vehicle, the driver of the SUV is as much as 10 times more likely to survive, even if the passenger car has a better crash safety rating. The article quotes Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine, who said, “The overwhelming majority of fatalities occur in the smaller and lighter of the two vehicles.” A story also appeared in Consumer Reports.

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