"A shark attack would be interesting. An assassination attempt would be intriguing. Skydiving mishaps always make for good copy. An out-of-control quad copter that turns on its master would be entertaining (and would come complete with a grim, potentially viral, video).
No, the reason I am now one-handed is a little more prosaic than those scenarios."
Most accidents are mundane and prosaic. Few people ever throw out their backs saving a child from a runaway dump truck; most of them do it putting their socks on in the morning. (I did it once looking at the moon.)
Still, you never know when life is going to deal you a blow. Difficult as it may be, we have to pick up and move along. Life is too short to spend it wallowing in misery. In every trial there is a blessing; search for it. Make the most of what you're given.