Reckless behaviour related to the use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy): apropos of a fatal accident during car-surfing

Int J Legal Med. 1994;106(6):328-9. doi: 10.1007/BF01224781.


A 26-year-old man died from severe brain contusion after falling from a moving car during an attempt at car-surfing. Toxicological urine screening was positive for amphetamines, the blood analysis revealed a MDMA level of 0.63 mg/l and a blood alcohol concentration of 1.23 g/l. The case is another example of the bizarre and reckless behaviour which may result from the euphorogenic activity of ecstasy and the circumstances in which it is commonly used.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Adult
  • Alcoholism / blood
  • Alcoholism / complications
  • Brain Injuries / etiology*
  • Dangerous Behavior*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine* / urine
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / urine


  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine