So today, I had to make an emergency trip home because my parents locks themselves out of the house. On the way home, I was going down my street about to pass a two-way stop intersection (the crossing street has the stop signs), this white car comes barreling down in front of me. Didn't slow down or anything, just flew through the stop sign. If I was only a second closer to the intersection, he would have t-boned me, probably with enough force to flip my car over.
Then I wondered, if that did actually happen, would I really be able to call it an "accident?" He made a clear choice to ignore the stop sign, but let's say he didn't notice it. He made a clear choice to not pay attention to his surroundings, while also making a clear choice speeding. What's accidental about this? He may not have made the choice to get into an accident, but he made choices that would have directly caused one.
Same goes with drunk driving. Any person who drives drunk and causes a wreck, it's certainly not an "accident". You made choice to drink. You made a choice to drink too much and get too impaired to have the awareness to not drive home. Your choice to make a bad choice led to an "accident" happening.
An accident to me is someone's tire blowing out or someone having a sudden migraine attack or someone's engine breaking down, or a traffic light going green on all sides, something entirely out of the operator's control. What are your thoughts?