Interestingly, Google Books Ngram Viewer indicates that the expression dash against was far more popular than crash into during the whole of the 19th century.
During the following century, crash into rapidly overtook dash against in popularity, rising to a high point during World War II and once again in the 21st century.
Clearly, the arrival of high-speed modern transportation systems in the 20th century led to a great deal more crashing into things than had previously been the case, and probably accounts for the difference.
I understand dash against to refer to the action of striking one object, especially a small creature, against another object, as in: He dashed the rabbit's head against a tree, killing the animal instantly. This usage, which may now be somewhat archaic, would be used in an entirely different context from crash into.