Man is Run Over By His Own Car After He Drops Lit Cigarette

| by Lisa Fogarty

A Colorado man was reportedly seriously injured when he got run over by his own vehicle after jumping out of it to avoid being burnt by a lit cigarette he accidentally dropped down the front of his jacket.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed, is reportedly recovering from life-threatening injuries. Early Sunday morning, he was backing his vehicle out of his driveway in Aurora when he reportedly accidentally dropped his lit cigarette into his jacket, reports KUSA-TV.

He jumped out of the vehicle in order to find the cigarette and not get burnt by it, but as he did so, his vehicle reportedly continued to roll backwards out of the driveway, knocking him to the ground. The front driver’s tire then reportedly rolled over his head.

One of the man’s relatives was reportedly in the front passenger seat at the time, but was not injured.

The driver was reportedly transported to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Police say they believe he will survive the incident.

The man did not appear to be intoxicated, according to police, who say they do not suspect charges will be filed in this incident.

Source: KUSA-TV

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