While stats don't lie I have unfortunately been given some first hand knowledge of this phenomena.
My mom called me last night and she sounded like shit. She goes on to say that she has some bad news and that both her and my dad were in separate car accidents. My dad's accident was the worst, a woman making a left hand turn didn't see him coming and he t-boned her across 4 lanes of traffic. Thankfully he and the woman he hit are fine. His car is totaled however, which to my dad is akin to having his legs and arms torn off. He loves those cars more than anything. My mom's accident was much more minor and everyone is ok from that one as well. What kills me though is she talked for like 10 min straight before she would tell me everyone was was ok. What a drama queen!
I came into work today to find out that 2 of my co-worker's kids also got into some serious accidents.
So please everyone exercise some caution when out on the roads today and please look both ways before crossing the street!