The tragic incident that occurred Tuesday morning has brought some to question the safety of helicopter landing pads in the City [“Strange noise, then disaster,” page one, March 19].
Let’s look at this with a bit more rational perspective, based on frequency of incidents over the last several years. Compared with the Tuesday incident:
You are much more likely to be murdered in the street by some demented transient.
You are dozens of times more likely to become collateral damage in a gang shootout.
You are at least 100 times more likely to be killed or maimed by an impaired hit-and-run driver (this ratio will skyrocket with the new pot laws).More