Yes, this is a kite being flown BUT to try and answer the point:
It's statistics! Yes,these [imaginary] folks were statistical more likely to die in car prangs - but they didn't. Until an event happens, the statistics cannot be set of THEM individually.
My grandfather's died at 45 (V2 bomb) and 60 (lung cancer after gas in WWI and smoking)
My own father died at 78 (congestive heart failure)
So, the first two are unnatural and will not affect my personal statistic of dying - although they will affect the overall statistics of males in the 20th century.
My father's death WILL have a statistical effect on my own life/death but until my death has taken place - we will not know.
Time to put the kettle on and find a packet of biscuits.