Referring to an auto collision as an accident is wrong. An accident implies a sudden event that happens by chance or that it was an unavoidable situation. An accident ignores the fact that car crashes occur because one or more drivers were at fault. A car wreck should be referred to as a collision or crash because these terms reflect the concept of negligence as the cause of the collision. It is time that we use language that reflects the responsibility of one driver for causing a collision. It is hoped with this change in terminology there will be a change in behavior that will ultimately reduce traffic injuries and death.
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