What is accident?

  • (noun): Anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause.
    Synonyms: fortuity, chance event
    See also — Additional definitions below

Accident

An accident or mishap is an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance, often with lack of intention or necessity. It usually implies a generally negative outcome which may have been avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence.

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Some articles on accident:

World Airways Flight 30 - Accident
... When it became apparent to the pilots that the aircraft was not able to stop on the runway, they steered the plane off the runway in order to avoid hitting approach lights beyond the runway ... The plane then skidded across a field and a taxiway before coming to rest in the 30 °F (−1 °C) waters of the Boston Harbor ...
Accident - Most Common Causes
... injuries leading to hospital discharge, most common causes are traffic accidents and falls Further information Physical trauma#Common causes ...
VH-AAV Crash - Investigation and Aftermath
... The accident had a profound impact upon the community in the small country town of Temora, as all 12 passengers killed were residents of the surrounding districts ... who had been airlifted to Sydney five days before the accident as the baby had required urgent medical treatment for a respiratory condition ... Sydney Morning Herald the day following the accident that a 13th passenger had cancelled her booking on the flight the day before the accident ...
Breaking Kayfabe - Owen Hart Death
... The accident that killed Owen Hart occurred on May 23, 1999 during the Over the Edge pay per view broadcast, but was not shown on screen (a pre-recorded ... Afterward, Ross acknowledged to viewers that an accident had occurred and that Hart was being attended to, at one point assuring viewers "this was not a wrestling angle" ...
Monju Nuclear Power Plant
... An accident in December 1995, in which a sodium leak caused a major fire, forced a shutdown ... A subsequent scandal involving a cover-up of the scope of the accident delayed its restart until May 6, 2010, with renewed criticality reached on May 8, 2010 ... In August 2010 another accident, involving dropped machinery, shut down the reactor again ...

More definitions of "accident":

  • (noun): A mishap; especially one causing injury or death.

Famous quotes containing the word accident:

    Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.
    Augusta Evans (1835–1909)

    A President Roosevelt comes only once in a century. I believe God knew and does know of the need of the world at this moment. I don’t believe President Roosevelt is an accident in time, or that it is an accident that he is President for a third time. I believe that Franklin D. Roosevelt truly is the voice of liberty in the world.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    When we seek reconciliation with our enemies, it is commonly out of a desire to better our own condition, a being harassed and tired out with a state of war, and a fear of some ill accident which we are willing to prevent.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)