accident accident  /ˈæk sə dənt/


  1. (n) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
  2. (n) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause



  1. The accident and its aftermath, coming less than a decade after the near meltdown at Three Mile Island, also poisoned the world's attitude toward nuclear power.
  2. Despite the accident, the space shuttle is still scheduled for launch next month, pending a successful test of its fuel tank.
  3. Even on Monday, the newspaper struggled to get a copy of the accident report.


  1. Accident shuts down I-85 South

    The right lane on I-85 southbound closed near exit 179 due to an accident
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville

  2. Accident slowing traffic on PA Turnpike

    There is an accident slowing traffic on the PA Turnpike on the Susquehanna River Bridge. At this time, we don't know many details.  Initial scanner reports said an accident happened near mile marker 245 involving a tractor trailer.  Turnpike traffic operations center said the west bound lanes of the Turnpike on the bridge are closed for investigation and clean up. Check back here for more ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  3. Accident shuts down 1-15 in Spanish Fork

    An accident has shut down the freeway in Spanish Fork.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald


  1. "BP should bear the full financial responsibility for the accident," he said, and "fully compensate those families and businesses that have been hurt by this accident."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I am especially saddened because the accident occurred during the events celebrating Independence Day, which is a day that should be filled with pride and joy for all Iowans and Americans," Culver said.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Chet Culver Source: Allentown Morning Call

  3. "Zenani Mandela, 13, was traveling in a car returning from the World Cup Kick-Off Concert at Orlando Stadium when the accident occurred," stated by the Mandela Foundation.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Tehran Times

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