Accident or suicide? Single-vehicle car accidents and the intent hypothesis

Adolescence. Summer 1995;30(118):463-72.


Brief case studies of single-vehicle crashes are used to explore the relationship between this method of death and the intent to suicide. The concept of parasuicide guides this investigation and the data reported suggest that the hypothesized relationship may be valid. The authors conclude with a discussion of implications involving this mode of behavior.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic / mortality*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Coroners and Medical Examiners
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motivation*
  • Suicide / psychology
  • Suicide / statistics & numerical data*