fatal accident

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Noun1.fatal accident - an accident that causes someone to diefatal accident - an accident that causes someone to die
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
fatality, human death - a death resulting from an accident or a disaster; "a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"
collateral damage - (euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
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"Some fatal accident has happened to her on those rocks."
His death was the only fatal accident caused by the overturn.
He would soon have been up with the hounds again, when the fatal accident happened; and hence he was between eager riders in advance, not troubling themselves about what happened behind them, and far-off stragglers, who were as likely as not to pass quite aloof from the line of road in which Wildfire had fallen.
"Your sad loss has been caused by some fatal accident. Let us change the subject; tell me more of that man whom I must help you to find.
But the fatal accident had roused Mercy's interest in the stranger.
Barely a month later, the first information of his marriage reached me in a letter from himself, written on the day of the fatal accident. The circumstances which induced him to write arose out of an event in which you must have taken some interest -- I mean the attachment between Mr.
The fatal accident had happened at a party of pleasure.
"My dear, merely to know the rights of the fatal accident which has happened to the venerable party who has been--combusted." Mr.
Adam for a moment thought uncomfortably about his father; but of late years he had never come home at dark hours from Treddleston, and there was every reason for believing that he was then sleeping off his drunkenness at the "Waggon Overthrown." Besides, to Adam, the conception of the future was so inseparable from the painful image of his father that the fear of any fatal accident to him was excluded by the deeply infixed fear of his continual degradation.
However, in thousands of aerial ascensions, there have not been twenty fatal accidents. Usually, the danger is in the moment of leaving the ground, or of alighting, and therefore at those junctures we should never omit the utmost precaution."
These diversions are often attended with fatal accidents, whereof great numbers are on record.
It is well to parenthesize here, that of the fatal accidents in the Sperm-Whale Fishery, this kind is perhaps almost as frequent as any.