Suicide by pedestrian versus motor vehicle: A case report

Bruce S. Rudy

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Suicide is the deliberate act of ending one's own life. Historically, men commit suicide more frequently than do women; however, rates have increased for women worldwide in recent years. Transportation injuries have been widely reported as means of suicide such as operators of motor vehicles or jumpers into the pathway of trains. Few definitive reports exist of pedestrians deliberately jumping into the pathway of a motor vehicle. A security camera demonstrates a pedestrian deliberately entering the pathway of a moving vehicle resulting in death from multiple blunt force trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-269
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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