Innocents Abroad

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Boston University students including Tori Pinheiro, left, of New Bedford, Mass., and Austin Brashears' girlfriend, hold a candlelight vigil on Marsh Plaza at Boston University, Saturday, May 12, 2012, for three students studying in New Zealand who were killed when their minivan crashed during a weekend trip. At least five other students were injured in the accident, including one who is in critical condition. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)

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It's irrational, but whenever I'm in a car with more than 3 other people, I get strangely nervous and kind of expect a big crash where all of us die. I guess I've just read too many of these "bus/van crashes and whole families/cliques die" stories.