Yup, kinda like old people getting the gas & brake pedal mixed up! Since I are an elderly person (by definition), something to think about!! Anyone can have an AD!!Police use flashlights a lot. I would venture a guess that they use them more frequently than guns. And if they are using a gun mounted flashlight as their primary flashlight, then that means the muzzle would be pointed right where the flashlight is pointed. Any accident or momentary brain fart could predictably result in a tragedy. I would hope that training/practice is "Do not use your gun mounted light as your primary flashlight".
There are many advantages to a gun mounted light. But there are some disadvantages (safety) too. I am not to the point where I'd say don't use gun mounted flashlights. But I consider them for experts only. Similar to my feelings about carrying cocked-n-locked. Not for the newbie firearm owner IMHO. Fine for an experienced, skilled, well-practiced shooter though.