Ray crashed his car from lack of sleep due to working on a statistics project with other statisticians. His torso was impaled, and the back of his head hit the seat forcefully.
He was immediately admitted to a hospital. He suffered damage to both his occipital lobe and adrenal gland. His body began to produce an over abundance of adrenaline, and his vision began to blur. Days later, after surgery, he was allowed to leave.
WOOOOO!!!!! THE PREDICTOR!!!!
He then experienced what he believed to be hallucinations; people began to have a transparent copy of themselves go in the opposite direction the "original" would go to.
It is my duty to protect the town!
Thank you...for saving my store from those robbers.
He then realized that what he was seeing were alternate realities, in which people moved in an alternate sequence than what their current selves did.
He uses his newly acquired superpower to help prevent people from getting injured in natural disasters, as well as how to avoid dangerous situations. It proved useful, but his predictions were not always accurate...
...his predictions are based merely on how probable a situation is to occur. Yet, the people trust him, as he has saved countless lives, and protected the city no matter the cost.