casualties
renowned persons killed in road accidents

run down
Pierre CURIE - French physicist - Paris, 75, France, April 19th 1906 , 46 years (pedestrian/carriage)
Antoni GAUDÍ I CORNET - Spanish architect - Barcelona, Spain, June 10th 1926 , 73 years (pedestrian/tram)
Renato CIALENTE - Italian actor - Rome, Italy, November 25th 1943, 46 years (pedestrian/lorry)
Margaret MITCHELL - US author - Atlanta, GA, USA, August 16th 1949, 48 years (pedestrian/car)
Randall JARRELL - US poet - Chapel Hill, NC, USA, October 14th 1965, 51 years (pedestrian/car)
Luigi "Gigi" MERONI - Italian footballer - Turin, Italy, October 15th 1967, 24 years (pedestrian/car)
Roland BARTHES - French essayist - Paris, France, March 26th 1980, 64 years (pedestrian/van)
Antonino FAÀ DI BRUNO - Italian actor and officer - Alessandria, Italy, May 2nd 1981, 71 years (pedestrian/bus)
BONVI (Franco BONVICINI) - Italian cartoonist - Bologna, Italy, December 10th 1995, 53 years (pedestrian/car)
Lorenzo NECCI - Italian manager - Ostuni (BR), Italy May 28th 2006, 66 years (cyclist/SUV)
Franco VOLPI - Italian philosopher - San Germano dei Berici (VI), Italy, April 14th 2009, 56 years (cyclist/car)
Theo ANGELOPOULOS - Greek filmmaker - Piraeus, Greece, January 24th 2012, 76 years (pedestrian/motorcycle)
Kristof GODDAERT - Belgian cyclist - Antwerp, Belgium, February 18th 2014, 27 years (cyclist/bus)
Michele SCARPONI - Italian cyclist - Filottrano (AN), Italy, April 22nd 2017, 38 years (cyclist/van)

passengers on vehicles
Isadora DUNCAN - US dancer - Nice, France, September 14th 1927, 50 years (car)
Friedrich Wilhelm MURNAU - German filmmaker - Santa Barbara, CA, USA, March 11th 1931, 43 years (car)
Bessie SMITH - US blues singer - Clarksdale, MS, USA, September 26th 1937, 43 years (car)
Aristide MAILLOL - French sculptor - Banyuls-sur-Mer, 66, France, September 27th 1944 , 82 years (car)
Albert CAMUS - French author - Villeblevin, 89, France, January 4th 1960, 47 years (car)
Jayne MANSFIELD - US actress - New Orleans, LA, USA, June 29th 1967, 34 years (car)
Alfonso GATTO - Italian poet - Orbetello (GR), Italy, March 8th 1976, 66 years (car)
Paolo BARISON - Italian footballer - Andora (SV), Italy, April 17th 1979 , 42 years (car)
Gaetano SCIREA - Italian footballer - Babsk, Poland, September 3rd 1989, 46 years (car)
Alexander DUBCEK - Czecho-Slovak politician - Prague, Czechoslovakia, December 7th 1992, 71 years (car)
Gianni BRERA - Italian journalist - Codogno (LO), Italy, December 19th 1992 , 73 years (car)
Gesualdo BUFALINO - Italian author - Comiso (RG), Italy, June 14th 1996, 69 years (car)
Diana SPENCER - Princess of Wales - Paris, 75, France, August 31st 1997, 36 years (car)

drivers of vehicles
Italo SVEVO - Italian author - Motta di Livenza (TV), Italy, September 13th 1928 , 66 years (car)
Thomas Edward LAWRENCE (Lawrence of Arabia) - British author - Wareham, England, May 19th 1935, 46 years (motorcycle)
Tom MIX - US actor - Florence, AZ, USA, October 12th 1940, 60 years (car)
James DEAN - US actor - Cholame, CA, USA - September 30th 1955, 24 years (car)
Jackson POLLOCK - US painter - Long Island, NY, USA, August 11th 1956, 44 years (car)
Fred BUSCAGLIONE - Italian singer - Rome, Italy, February 3rd 1960, 38 years (car)
Hugo KOBLET - Swiss cyclist - Uster, Switzerland, November 2nd 1964, 39 years (car)
Arturo BASILE - Italian conductor - Vercelli, Italy, May 21st 1968 , 54 years (car)
Ivo VAN DAMME - Belgian athlete - Orange, 84, France, December 29th 1976 , 22 years (car)
Romolo VALLI - Italian actor - Rome, Italy, October 1st 1980, 54 years (car)
Jean ROBIC - French cyclist - Claye-Souilly, 77, France, 6th october 1980, 59 years (car)
Rino GAETANO - Italian singer-songwriter - Roma, June 2nd 1981, 30 years (car)
Bronislaw MALINOWSKI - Polish athlete - Grudziadz, Poland, September 27th 1981, 30 years (car)
Grace KELLY - US actress, princess of Monaco - Cap-d'Ail, 06, France, September 14th 1982, 52 years (car)
COLUCHE (Michel COLUCCI) - French actor - Opio, 06, France, June 19th 1986, 41 years (motorcycle)
Kazimierz DEYNA - Polish footballer - San Diego, CA, USA, September 1st 1989, 41 years (car)
Fernando MARTÍN ESPINA - Spanish basketball player - Madrid, Spain, November 3rd 1989, 27 years (car)
Ernesto BALDUCCI - Italian priest - Cesena, Italy, April 25th 1992, 69 years (car)
Michela FANINI - Italian cyclist - Capannori, Lucca, Italy, October 26th 1994, 21 years (car)
Carlos MONZON - Argentinian boxer - Los Cerrillos, Argentina, January 8th 1995, 54 years (car)
Alan PAKULA - US filmmaker - Melville, NY, USA, November 19th 1998, 70 years (car)
Nicola TRUSSARDI - Italian fashion designer - Milan, Italy, April 14th 1999, 56 years (car)
David McTAGGART - Canadian activist - Paciano (PG), Italy, March 23rd 2001, 68 years (car)
Alex BARONI - Italian singer - Rome, Italy, March 19th 2002, 35 years (car)
Helmut NEWTON - German photographer - Los Angeles, CA, USA, January 23rd 2004, 83 years (car)
Andrea PININFARINA -Italian manager - Trofarello (TO), Italy, August 7th 2008, 51 years (scooter)
Giuliano GEMMA - Italian actore - Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy, October 1st 2013, 75 years (car)
Francesco DI GIACOMO - Italian singer - Zagarolo, Rome, Italy, February 21st 2014, 66 years (car)

WHY THIS PAGE?
I realized that many important persons, who had given so much to the human kind, and that could give even more, have been storn away by road accidents, caused by others, by themselves or by the fate. I keep thinking that the massacre of human beings that occurs every day is absurd, and we could avoid it being only a little more prudent, less aggressive, less idiot in the end, when driving a vehicle, particularly if it's a fast one.

web references:
- http://www.themillions.com/2011/06/d-m-v-an-incomplete-list-of-writers-who-met-death-by-motor-vehicle.html
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_died_in_road_accidents
- http://www.echolalie.org/wiki/index.php?ListedeCelebritesMortesDunAccidentdeVoiture
- http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/
- http://elpais.com/diario/

page created: May 1st 2013 and last updated: April 22nd 2017