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An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury
“Doctors say he is making satisfactory progress after suffering extensive injuries in the accident five weeks ago today.”
An event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause
“Through the fortunate accident of having a tedious instructor I had gained a year!”
A crash involving road or other vehicles
“A teenage driver was killed when his car collided head-on with a heavy goods vehicle in a horrific accident on a major road near York.”
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