Everything in life is a risk and we have to decide our own personal risk level. But don't be too scared of dying to actually live a life.This thread has definitely put me off bikes.
When I was I'm the ambulance, the paramedic said they had been to a pedal cyclist earlier that day. He had been knocked over by a car. Because he was wearing lycra and a plastic hat, instead of full armoured gear like a motorcyclist, he was in far worse shape than me and had to be air lifted to hospital. Better not get on a pushbike I guess.
Edit: Sorry, I see you do ride.