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Called after parking accident (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

prang

'accident' is the definition.
(I know that prang is a type of crash)

'called after parking' is the wordplay.
'called' becomes 'rang' (called on the phone).
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'parking' becomes 'p' (abbreviation on road signs).
'rang' after 'p' is 'PRANG'.

(Other definitions for prang that I've seen before include "Crash (a car, aircraft) (colloq.)" , "Plane or car crash" , "Minor shunt" , "Car collision" , "Car accident, usually not too serious" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian, The Mirror and The Daily Express.
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