Case ReportsSuicide by Pedestrian Versus Motor Vehicle A Case ReportRudy, Bruce S. DEd, PA-CAuthor Information From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Hershey, Hershey; and Lebanon County Coroners Office, Lebanon County, PA. Manuscript received May 4, 2010; accepted June 29, 2010. The author reports no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Bruce Rudy, DEd, PA-C, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Hershey, 500 University Drive HO43, Hershey, PA 17033. E-mail: [email protected]. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 2012 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - p 268-269 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e318264b1b8 Buy Metrics Abstract 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. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.