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The violent contact of one vehicle—such as an automobile, ship, or boat—with another vehicle.

Collision insurance is a type of policy that motorists purchase to cover property losses in the event of a car accident.

A collision that does not result from the Negligence of either vessel involved is considered to be an inevitable accident. In the event of an inevitable accident, neither party is liable to the other, but each bears his or her own individual losses. Exclusion from fault is ordinarily determined with reference to the safeguards observed by the parties to the inevitable accident.


(Accident), noun concussion, contact, crash, encounter, impact, impingement, jar, jolt, meeting, percussion, pileup, shock, striking together, sudden contact, violent contact
Associated concepts: avoidable collision, collision auto innurance, collisions by carriers


(Dispute), noun affray, altercation, battle, clash, combat, concursio, concursus, conflict, contention, contradiction, contrariety, counteraction, discord, disputation, embroilment, encounter, fight, fracas, fray, friction, hostility, interference, mêlée, opposition, resistence, skirmish
See also: altercation, antipode, conflict, confrontation, meeting

COLLISION, maritime law. It takes place when two ships or other vessels run foul of each other, or when one runs foul of the other. In such cases there is almost. always a damage incurred.
     2. There are four possibilities under which an accident of this sort may occur. 1. It may happen without blame being imputable to either party, as when the loss is occasioned by a storm, or any other vis major; in that case the loss must be borne by the party on whom it happens to light, the other not being responsible to him in, any degree.
     3. - 2. Both parties may be to blame, as when there has been a want of due diligence or of skill on both sides; in such cases, the loss must be apportioned between them, as having been occasioned by the fault of both of them. 6 Whart. R. 311..
     4. - 3. The suffering party may have been the cause of the injury, then he must bear the loss.
     5. - 4. It may have been the fault of the ship which ran down the other; in this case the injured party would be entitled to an entire compensation from the other. 2 Dodson's Rep. 83, 85; 3 Hagg. Adm. R. 320; 1 How. S. C. R. 89. The same rule is applied to steamers.. Id. 414.
     6. - 5. Another case has been put, namely, when there has been some fault or neglect, but on which side the blame lies, is uncertain. In this case, it does not appear to be settled whether the loss shall be apportioned or borne by the suffering party opinions on this subject are divided.
     7. A collision between two ships on the high seas, whether it be the result of accident or negligence, is, in all cases, to be deemed a peril of the seas within the meaning of a policy of insurance. 2 Story, R. 176; 3 Sumn. R. 889. Vide, generally, Story, Bailm. Sec. 607 to 612; Marsh.. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 2; Wesk. Ins. art. Running Foul; Jacobsen's Sea Laws, B. 4, c. 1; 4 Taunt. 126; 2 Chit. Pr. 513, 535; Code de Com. art. 407; Boulay- Paty, Cours de Dr. Commercial, tit. 12, s. 6; Pard. n. 652 to 654; Pothier, Avaries, n. 155; 1 Emerig. Assur. ch. 12, Sec. 14.

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Model M2 has a maximum dimension of 5,500 mm wide x 5,500 mm high with an opening and closing speed of 1.
Thus far, the only confirmed UO runner at the meet is senior Galen Rupp, who is scheduled to work on his closing speed in the 800 meters.
She used her closing speed to pass nearly a dozen runners over the final 100 meters at the NCAA meet, which helped the UO women place second overall, their best performance at nationals since 1988.
Outdoor championships, is also known for his closing speed.
Rupp has been working on his closing speed, and looked strong in taking first in the 3,000 at the adidas Track Classic last month.
I'm still working on my closing speed," said Rupp, who plans to run a 5,000-meter race at Lewis & Clark College in Portland on May 31, and a 10K in Portland on June 6.
Thurmond, 6-foot and 185 pounds, is smaller and faster, preferring to play off his man and use his closing speed to make up open space.
The machine has a closing speed of 1200 mm/sec and injection speed of 350 mm/sec.
Ex-Duck Matt Scherer, who now trains with Oregon Track Club Elite, used his closing speed to place third in 1:49.
His final km was calculated at not much outside 2:30 - fittingly a track-racer's closing speed, and with an 18-second winning margin, there is clearly more to come.
Tenders are invited for Door closers with lever traction, adjustable force and closing speed, with a final pressure adjustable by means of a lever (the weight of the door leaf is from 50kg to 80kg), the maximum opening angle of the door leaf is 150 , the colors are standard gray and white.
According to the company, the automatic door features speed control, ensuring a uniform opening and closing speed, as well as an integrated programme switch that enables the user to customise system settings.