Year: 2014 Source: Traffic Injury Prevention.(2012).13(4):342-347. DOI:10.1080/15389588.2012.660253 SIEC No: 20140436

Around the world, a substantial proportion of motor vehicle crash deaths are recognized as ÒhiddenÓ suicides. This project sought to progress understandings of drivers who used a motor vehicle to die by suicide in Queensland, Australia, during the period 1990 to 2007. Analysis focused on life circumstances and events preceding the death, physical and mental illnesses, past suicidality, and indication of suicide intent (e.g., suicide notes or statements).