Drop The "A" Word - Not all crashes are accidents

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This week - FIVE intentional crashes called "accidents"

We at the Crash Coalition feel strongly that media should avoid using the word “accident” in reference to nearly every roadway incident. 

We often hear pushback from people who claim that it can be called an “accident” as long as it’s not intentional.   We disagree, believing crimes like drunk, drugged and distracted crashes are not “accidents”. 

However, just this week there have been numerous examples of media describing intentional crashes as “accidents”.  Intentional accident is an oxymoron. 

From this week alone:

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