The odds a person will die from an accident in a year (**1 in 2,462**) are roughly the same odds a female younger than 50 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in a year (**1 in 2,337**). It’s inevitable to ask, *what are the odds that may happen to me*? In what follows, Book of Odds lists the top 5 causes of accidental death and offers comparable odds to put this all in context.

**TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT**: The odds a person will die in a transportation accident in a year are**1 in 6,279**, which are roughly the same odds a billiards player will be injured while playing billiards in a year,**1 in 6,734**.**ACCIDENTAL****POISONING**: The odds a person will die from an accidental poisoning in a year are**1 in 10,870**, which are roughly the same odds a person will be diagnosed with Lyme disease in a year,**1 in 10,780**.**DRUG OVERDOSE**: The odds a person will die from a drug overdose in a year are**1 in 11,340**, which are roughly the same odds a teenager 13 – 14 has AIDS,**1 in 11,880**.**ACCIDENTAL FALL**: The odds a person will die from an accidental fall in a year are**1 in 14,380**, which are roughly the same odds a person will visit an emergency department due to an accident involving a washer or dryer in a year,**1 in 14,470**.**DROWNING**: The odds a person will die by drowning in a year are**1 in 83,650**, which are roughly the same odds a male will be diagnosed with breast cancer in a year,**1 in 78,740**.