See what I mean? Brilliant!
Now most interestingly, a link on that website leads to an article in the UK guardian, which states:
"The chance of a tree killing a person in Britain is infinitesimal. There are barely half a dozen deaths a year attributed to trees, usually in cars driving into fallen ones. For a tree to topple on to a person, the odds are about 25m to one."
Since it's on a blog, it MUST be true! So how to explain last night's deaths?
"One person was killed and three others were injured in Westport, Conn., after a tree fell on a car Saturday night during the storm, police said.
Police in theof Teaneck were investigating whether two people found dead Saturday night were killed by a falling tree. The tree took down power lines as it fell. Chief Robert Wilson told The Record of that police believe the two were walking on the sidewalk."
from this yahoo news story.
Update: another victim according to yahoo..."On, were investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a tree that fell on her Saturday night as she was leaving a family party in Bay Shore. Julia Hughes, 73, was pronounced dead at a hospital."
Add to this, within the last year (that I know of) a woman driving on Route 22, a whole family on the Garden State Parkway, a pedestrian in Central Park about a month ago, a jogger in Philadelphia last summer, all killed by trees falling unexpectedly (none of these in windy weather).
How does that fit into the odds?