Here’s how things are in 2016:
All right, here’s what the “crash coalition” has to say.
“Accident” Definitions – Merriam-Webster: An unexpected happening causing loss or injury which is not due to any fault or misconduct on the part of the person injured but for which legal relief may be sought
Really? That’s odd. What kind of definition is this to cite? Hey, lets punch that phrasing into the Google to find:
Accident | Definition of Accident by Merriam-Webster
Now we’re cooking. It turns out the real definition, the primary one, is:
“a sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury”
So I don’t know how you could miss this at the very top of the webpage you cited, unless you’re being dishonest.
Similarly, I could tell you that the word “bad” means:
outstandingly excellent; first-rate
But that wouldn’t be honest, as that one is 35 definitions down from the typical meaning, which is, of course:
not good in any manner or degree
What accident means is that whatever occurred wasn’t on purpose. Like this aircraft accident, for example. These pilots didn’t intentionally kill themselves, right? If they had, you’d say, “This was no accident,” right?
OK, look forward to seeing the magic CRASH word all over even more, as journalists and MSM institutions bend to this campaign. It’s going to be crash this and crash that all the time. Crash crash crash, like a mantra.
But sometimes there’ll be pushback, like this:
That’s the ticket…