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Accident

An unintended event that causes harm of any kind. An accident may be unavoidable; for example, one may hit a deer while driving a car, despite taking all appropriate precautions, simply because the deer ran in front of the car. Other accidents are the result of negligence; for example, a driver may unintentionally hit another car because he was speeding and under the influence of alcohol. The party responsible for paying damages in the event of an accident depends on a number of factors, notably which party, if any, was negligent. In some cases, one may be responsible for paying damages even if there was no negligence. Lawsuits attempting to determine responsibility are commonplace. See also: Indemnity.
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In the fewest words, the Sergeant showed them the evidence of the footmarks, and told them that a fatal accident must have happened to her.
As we hurried along, I told the story of the fatal accident, and discovered how strongly the maid was attached to her mistress, for she took my secret dread far more seriously than the canon.
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Having spent 30 years with the police dealing with fatal accidents and criminal investigations, I just don't know what they were doing.
The industry ministry said Thursday it has launched an investigation into two fatal accidents in Japan involving electric scooters made by Suzuki Motor Corp.
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