The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke. Accidents rank fifth on the list.
Those accidents, however, are deaths caused by unintentional injuries, not by a terrorist incident such as the one that happened Monday, April 15, in Boston.
The three most common types of accidents that result in death are car wrecks, falls and unintentional poisonings.
As we walk through life on a daily basis, we, of course, know an accident can happen at any time.