October 27, 2014 7:23 am -

A Colorado man dropped a lit cigarette down the front of his jacket so he jumped out of his vehicle, then was run over by his own car.  The unidentified man suffered life-threatening injuries on Sunday at 6:37 a.m. while backing out of his driveway.

[su_center_ad]As the driver jumped out after the cigarette fell, his van kept rolling backwards and he was knocked to the ground. The front driver’s side tire rolled over his head, WFAA reports.

The man was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. Police say he will likely survive.

During the incident, a  relative was in the front passenger seat and he was not injured.

Police do not anticipate filing any charges and they say alcohol is not a suspected factor in the crash.

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Image: NBC Bay Area

D.B. Hirsch
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9 responses to Man Drops Cigarette, Runs Over Own Head With His Car

  1. jasperjava October 27th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Smoking can kill you.

  2. rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Any bets that he quits??

  3. searambler October 27th, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Can he sue himself for his injuries?

    • Londonian October 28th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Yes, but he’ll plead 100% contributory negligence and won’t have to pay.

  4. EnuffBull October 27th, 2014 at 8:41 am

    No names in this article: perhaps it was Phil Leotardo from the Sopranos?

  5. dave-dr-gonzo October 27th, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Evolution in action!

    • DaddyO_969 October 27th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Another Niven fan.

    • Anomaly 100 October 27th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      This time, I’m really gonna quit smoking. That does it.

  6. crc3 October 27th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    No alcohol was involved…just stupidity…