Deaths resulting from police pursuit

Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1988 Sep;9(3):228-32. doi: 10.1097/00000433-198809000-00011.


This study concerns deaths that result from police pursuit i.e., high-speed police chases. The case files from the Office of the Medical Examiner of Metropolitan Dade County in Miami, Florida, during the years 1980-1986, were examined. Presented in some detail are 18 cases, along with a discussion of the "patterns" or types of cases involved. Recommendations for future work are then noted.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic / mortality*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Social Control, Formal*