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A 200-car Serial Collision In Canada

Posted on 2020-03-06 14:20 ET

At noon on February 19, Canadian time, a serial car collision occurred on a highway near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It understands that the accident involved a total of at least 200 cars, which has killed two people and injured nearly 70 people. About 70 people injured in the accident, some of them seriously injured. Besides, local police said at least two people still trapped in the car after the accident.

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For automobiles, bearings are an essential part. Among them, tapered roller bearings for automotive gearboxes mainly bear radial and axial combined loads. Carrying bearing capacity depends on the raceway angle of the outer ring. The larger the corner, the larger bearing capacity. This type of bearings is a separate bearing, which is divided into single, double, and four-row tapered roller bearing according to the number of row of rolling elements in the bearing. The clearance of single-row tapered roller bearings need to be adjusted by the user during installation; the permissions of double-row and four-row tapered roller bearings have been given according to user requirements when the product leaves the factory, and do not need to be adjusted by the user. Tapered roller bearings are usually separated, a conical inner ring assembly composed of an inner rings with roller and a cage assembly can be installed separately from tapered outer ring (outer ring). This accident is a severe traffic accident.

It is understood that some of the vehicles in the accident were stacked on top of each other, and some cars were no longer recognizable due to severe damage. A video of the accident circulated online showed that a school bus and a transport vehicle labeled with flammable substances trapped at the scene. Police revealed that no students injured in the accident, and 75 cars were being towed away from the scene. The accident may have caused by snow blowing from strong winds, and snow removal operations were carried out twice in the relevant section within an hour before the incident. "People are experiencing strong winds and snow while driving, and their eyes are suddenly blocked, which leads to serial collisions," said Bunnerdel.

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