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Its sad to hear about, and it seems to be more frequent where I live since it's riding season all year long, but I treat every accident I hear about as a learning experience.
Setting aside the obvious tragedy, I like getting to the meat and potatoes, so long as the details of the crash are available.
What were the weather conditions, time of day/night, path and intentions of the driver, speed and behavior of the rider, road conditions, even heading if available, and I try to apply that all to my own behavior in traffic.
I haven't had a close call in years, not even from cell users and such, I've gotten so good at reading the signs it doesn't ever catch me off guard. Not saying it won't ever happen, but if I keep a sharp edge mentally and keep applying new situations and new risks to the catalogue of "what could happen" in my mind the better I'll be able to deal with anything coming up.