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Train and Truck in Fatal Smash
Edited by Huynh Thi Bich Ngoc - Sunday, Jul 17, 2011
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(Reuters) – At least two people were killed and about 60 injured when this Amtrak passenger train and a gravel truck collided in the U.S. state of Nevada. The crash happened at a crossing point on a rural highway east of Reno.

Amtrak said in a statement the truck drove into the side of the train. There were more than 200 passengers and 14 crew on board.

The train was en route from Chicago to Emeryville in California.

1. gravel /ˈɡrævl/ (n) small stones, often used to make the surface of paths and roads: sỏi, đá nhỏ lót đường

  • a gravel truck: xe chở đá, xe ben
  • a gravel path: đường trải sỏi
  • illegal gravel extraction spots: những điểm khai thác đá bất hợp pháp

2. collide /kəˈlaɪd/ (v) if two people, vehicles, etc. collide, they crash into each other: tai nạn (thường do các phương tiên va chạm nhau)

  • a car crash: vụ đâm ô tô
  • an air crash: vụ máy bay rơi
  • The car and the van collided head-on in thick fog.
    Xe ô tô và xe tải đâm trực diện nhau do sương mù dày đặc.

Từ vựng thông dụng diễn tả sự trục trặc hay tai nạn giao thông

  • to skid / crash (into something) / to collide (with something): đâm / đụng vào

  • to swerve (to the left / right): ngoặt, quẹo gấp để tránh xe khác hay người đi đường

  • to lose control of the car: mất lái / mất thắng khi đang điều khiển xe

  • be killed in / survive a car crash / a car accident: thiệt mạng / sống sót trong vụ tai nạn ô tô

  • be run over by a truck: bị xe tải cán

  • to break / crack / shatter the windshield: làm vỡ kính chắn gió

  • to puncture a tyre/ a tire: làm xẹp lốp xe

  • to get / have a flat tyre / a flat tire / a puncture: bị xẹp lốp xe

  • to inflate / change / check a tyre/tire: bơm / thay / kiểm tra lốp xe

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