01. Please report any [accidents] immediately to the office.
02. Car [accidents] are the leading cause of death among young people in this country.
03. Shirley broke her neck and a couple of ribs in a terrible car [accident], but luckily didn't die.
04. I [accidentally] deleted some files on my computer, so now I have to start my essay all over again.
05. Your mother [accidentally] read a bit of a letter you received because she opened it without looking at the name on the envelope.
06. Three workers were killed today in an [accidental] blast at a downtown construction site.
07. More than 50 percent of all [accidental] deaths in the U.S. are a result of car crashes.
08. Millions of trees in the world are [accidentally] planted by squirrels who hide nuts and seeds and then forget where they buried them.
09. In 1984, more than 2,000 people were killed by poison gas in Bhopal, India in the world's worst industrial [accident].
10. In 1986, there was a serious [accident] at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
11. In 1908, Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge became the first person ever killed in an airplane [accident].
12. Almost fifty percent of deaths among young people in this country are a result of external causes, usually car [accidents].
13. A Chinese proverb suggests that an [accidental] meeting is more pleasant than a planned one.
14. A Turkish proverb remarks that when a rich man falls they say it was an [accident]; when a poor man falls they say that he was drunk.
15. She got pregnant by [accident], and wasn't ready to have a baby, so she decided to have an abortion.
16. My daughter [accidentally] added salt instead of sugar to the ingredients when she was making a cake, and it tasted terrible.
17. A young boy was [accidentally] shot by police after aiming a toy gun at an officer.
18. Nina told us a funny story about how she met her boyfriend by [accident] when she spilled coffee on him in the cafeteria.
19. The [accident] occurred around 3:00 in the morning.
20. No one was killed in the train [accident], but a lot of passengers were injured.
21. A weight lifter crushed a couple of his toes at the gym today when he [accidentally] dropped some weights on his foot.
22. A young teenager received serious burns to his hands and arms after a fireworks [accident] over the weekend.
23. He said it was an [accident], but I think he did it on purpose.
24. Football coach Chuck Knox once said, "Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by [accident]."

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