brake failure

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Noun1.brake failure - brakes fail to stop a vehicle
equipment failure, breakdown - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
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A Pakistan Railway spokesperson informed that the accident occurred due to brake failure.
National highway and motorway police sources told reporter that the Lahore bound passenger bus in which 49 passengers were on board coming from Swat, skidded off the road and fell into roadside ditch due to brake failure.
Arlington Heights police have eliminated a driver's claim of brake failure as a contributing factor in a rollover crash Saturday afternoon at Northwest Highway and Ridge Avenue.
Summary: Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) [India], June 10 (ANI): 11 people died and 25 got injured after a speeding double-decker bus rammed into a truck following a brake failure on Monday morning at NH-2 near Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, police said.
The driver of the red-coloured truck was said to have lost control of the truck due to brake failure while approaching the roundabout at the new garage.
He quoted Naseerabad police station officials as identifying "brake failure" as one possible cause of the accident.
Manufacturers in the Air Brake Market are enhancing the features of air brakes, such as brake failure warning system, to attract a larger customer base across the globe.
Kisombe said they suspect brake failure on the part of the drilling rig adding that scores injured in the accident were taken to Narok referral hospital for treatment.
Thirteen passengers, most of them senior citizens, were killed when the jeepney they were riding on had brake failure and fell into a 200-meter ravine in Barangay Dao-angan at Balbalan town in Kalinga on Tuesday afternoon (Sept.
He said, however, the driver failed to stop the lorry, believed to be experiencing brake failure, and crashed into a long row of vehicles including a van, that were waiting at the traffic light.
Mr Manyasi said investigations are ongoing to establish if the driver of the lorry has a case to answer."He alleges that he lost control because of brake failure which has been established to be true by a motor vehicle inspector.
They also suspected a brake failure from poor maintenance.