rear-ender


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rear-ender

and back-ender
n. an automobile wreck where one car runs into the back of another. (see also fender-bender.) It wasn’t a bad accident, just a rear-ender. The rain caused a couple of “back-enders,” but there were no serious accidents.
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Then, abruptly, we sweep back to the morning of the previous day, course through the film's various stories, and return at film's end to another rear-ender in the same chain of cars as the first.
Huska says 40 per cent of all accidents are rear-enders at controlled intersections caused by inattentiveness.
KIT OFF Sol poses after his football strip KATE & SEE Apprentice star Kate uncovered CHEST MATCH Jimmy proves that he's a great catch REAR-ENDERS Lucy will be the talk of Walford after this picture HOP, STRIP AND JUMP TV investigator Julia does some ripping off of her own
But Peter Schuytema, an ODOT transportation analyst, said the crashes there have been rear-enders, and adding a traffic signal generally increases such collisions.
HOP, STRIP AND JUMP TV investigator Julia does some ripping off of her own KIT OFF Sol poses after his football strip KATE & SEE Apprentice star Kate uncovered CHEST MATCH Jimmy proves that he's a great catch REAR-ENDERS Lucy will be the talk of Walford after this picture