Hero Bus Driver Stops to Save Woman from Jumping Off a Bridge

Buffalo bus driver Darnell "Big Country" Barton says he only did what he felt he was supposed to do when he stopped his bus to rescue a woman threatening to jump from an overpass above the Scajaquada Expressway. » 10/31/13 10:33am 10/31/13 10:33am

How the Automobile Became a Suicide Machine

New technologies can offer fantastic opportunities for humanity. They can help us become more mobile, more connected, and more safe from life's everyday dangers. But along with all of the benefits, technology often also provides new, more accessible ways for us to off ourselves. And in the 1920s, the automobile… » 6/12/13 11:45am 6/12/13 11:45am

Man Shoots Himself In The Head At NRA 500

Yesterday during the National Rifle Association-sponsored NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, it was reported that a man died in the infield. Today, the medical examiner has determined the cause of death to be suicide. Kirk Franklin, 42, of Saginaw, Texas, shot himself in the head. The Associated Press (via USA… » 4/14/13 8:15pm 4/14/13 8:15pm

Pennsylvania Man Attempts Suicide Twice On Way to Work, Ends Up at Work…

This story of a Pennsylvania man is in its own a perfect metaphor for the Sisyphean exercise that is working. The unnamed man in Canonsburg — which is about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh — tried to kill himself twice on Tuesday on his way to work, but ended up there nonetheless. His first attempt at ending his life… » 1/09/13 12:25am 1/09/13 12:25am

A Fugitive Reportedly Stole A Delta Jet, Committed Suicide When He…

The Delta-flagged jet that ended up in a ditch today wasn't a prank but, instead, an attempt by a fugitive wanted in connection with a murder who managed to break into the plane and managed to pilot it as far as the parking lot before crashing. » 7/17/12 2:00pm 7/17/12 2:00pm

You Can Own The RV Where Dana Plato Died

Are you a Diff'rent Strokes superfan? Do you write erotic Arnold/Dudley slash fiction? Then boy are you in luck, because the Winnebago Dana Plato overdosed in is for sale. » 5/31/12 3:00pm 5/31/12 3:00pm

This Man Drove Out Into The Desert To Die

Last July, a Grand Junction, Colo. man left for work in his Ford F250 just like he did every day. But Jonathan Keith Kelly, 54, wasn't going to work. He was driving to a remote corner of the state to end his life. » 5/16/12 2:00pm 5/16/12 2:00pm

Continental passenger tried to open jet door to kill himself

A 34-year-old man attempted to commit suicide by opening the door of a Continental passenger jet traveling from Houston to Chicago. Having been on that same flight numerous times we can't relate. The Southwest flight is much worse. Midway, ugh. » 5/17/11 5:30pm 5/17/11 5:30pm

This Man Survived A 39-Story Fall By Landing On A Dodge

Thomas Magill apparently attempted to end his 22 years of life by jumping off a high-rise building on the West Side of New York yesterday, only to survive by landing on a 2008 Dodge Charger parked 39 floors below. » 9/01/10 10:45am 9/01/10 10:45am

Audi Uses Attempted Suicide To Sell A5, Diesel Technology

Apparently Audi hasn't heard about the negative PR associated with jokes about suicide. To promote the benefits of "clean diesel," Audi shows a man trying to off himself in a TDI-powered A5. It's not working. The suicide or the commercial. » 1/06/10 2:45pm 1/06/10 2:45pm

Top Gear In Trouble For Suicide Scirocco Spoof

Top Gear is once again in trouble for Scirocco TDI ad spoofs. First, it was a German car invading Poland. Now, viewers are upset about this spoof ad about suicide — conveniently, one week before season 14 starts. [TimesOnline] » 11/09/09 11:00am 11/09/09 11:00am

UK Businessman Decapitates Self With Aston Martin DB7

An inquest into the death of Welsh gym owner Gerald Mellin has found the businessman decapitated himself in his Aston Martin DB7 after an argument with his estranged wife. According to the court, Mellin tied one end of a rope to a tree, climbed into his DB7 and wrapped the other end around his neck. Mellin then… » 8/09/08 9:00am 8/09/08 9:00am

Death-Proofing The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate bridge, for the deaf, blind and comatose people who haven't noticed, is an icon recognized for its beauty; a symbol of all that is good and wonderful about the Golden State. And it's also most-definitely an engineering triumph. So let's face it, if one's despondent and wants to end it all, why wouldn't » 6/13/07 11:00pm 6/13/07 11:00pm

B-List Action Figure Found Dead on Lawn in New Jersey

Action figure Steve Houston was found dead in his "Earth Speeder" vehicle at a residence in Montvale, New Jersey early Sunday morning. Houston, who was once described as "sucky" and "who the hell is that?" was purchased from P&J's Stationary in New Brunswick on December 25, 1978 by a local man. Sources say the man,… » 4/01/07 2:29pm 4/01/07 2:29pm

Sara Tatchio Is Totally On Message: Ford Doesn't Kill Non-Executives

Very sad news out of FoMoCo this weekend. Apparently an employee of Ford Motor Company decided to sever his ties with the automaker in a very final, very deadly way. The employee jumped from a floor of the Regent Court building in Dearborn into the atrium around 3 p.m. Saturday, killing himself. FoMoCo and Dearborn… » 3/19/07 8:15am 3/19/07 8:15am