Student or Learner
I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
1. There is an accident.
2. There has been an accident.
An accident is just a moment that is probably very short.
Possible sentences could be:
There was an accident.
There will be an accident.
There has been an accident. ->
The accident happened in past but still affects the present.
We're still stuck in our car because of the accident that happened 5 minutes ago.
Why can't you say:
There is an accident every day.