If an outcome is not as bad as the alternative. Is it correct to use "less bad" to conclude a comparison?
A: I've got bad news, her brother was in a car accident.
B: Is he hurt?
A: No, but the car is in bad shape.
B: Less bad.
@RegDwigнt The car being broken is less bad/worse than the possibility of her brother having gotten himself hurt or dying. In Portuguese we say "less bad" as a conclusion and I wonder if it applies to English.