Right. And it's perfectly logical to call a red grape a red cherry because if you ignore the grape part it's just another little round red fruit.
The intent is for "accidental" to modify the word "suicide" to create a new term. It is not describing an event. So perhaps my construction is
off, but the logical argument is valid--I just began with the wrong building blocks.
I suppose the best term would actually be "accidental pseudo-suicide." That is to say, an event that fails to meet the criteria of suicide, but nearly does so, and occurred by accident.
Though there are theories of linguistics that hold that adjectives actually act by modifying definitions. They earn some legitimate support, in solving linguistic issues other theories retain. But they also have other issues, specifically with adjectives that, by definition, reaffirm definitions. For instance, "genuine." A genuine window is an object that... is actually a window. There has been no redefining of the noun, yet the adj makes sense.
Though the response to that worry is usually that these words are actually erroneous, and are used to mark the confidence of the speaker, rather than actually describe the noun in any way.
And this is why I stopped taking linguistics classes. lol