NYPD Will Now Also Respond to Traffic Injuries

NEW YORK (AP) -

Responding to criticism, the NYPD has begun responding to traffic crashes where the injuries are serious but not fatal. Previously, crash investigators were summoned only when at least one victim had died or was “likely to die.”

Dozens of investigations under the new policy have been already been conducted since September.

The department also will begin using the term “collision” instead of “accident,” since “accident” gave the false connotation that there was no fault or liability.