And the tale of little Cain Byrne is no exception:
A boy of five cycling near his home was hit head-on by a bus - and survived completely unscathed.Whew! What a relief!
His parents must have been beside themselves to see that. It's easily done, one minute they are under supervision with mum and dad and the next they are...
Father Roger, 35, said: 'It's a miracle Cain is alive, he is tiny for his age and he is the luckiest boy in the world.Little Cain is five years old.
He added: 'Cain had only been gone five minutes on his bike and my wife and I were sitting inside the house when a woman came up the drive screaming saying he had been hit by a bus.'
And his parents let him cycle on the pavement unattended...
Brandon Jones, deputy managing director of bus company First South Yorkshire said the vehicle was being driven slowly at the time.Pity the parents didn't do everything they could to avoid leaving a five year old on a pedal cycle near a road, eh?
He added: 'The driver was left shaken by what happened. He has been spoken to by police but has not been arrested . We are working closely with the police in terms of the investigation.
'We understand the driver was proceeding through a bus gate, going at a slow speed and the boy unfortunately came out in front of the bus.
'We have CCTV cameras on the bus and we will be looking very closely ay the footage to see if it shows what happened. We have witnesses who say the driver did everything he could to avoid a collision.'