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Man sets fire to jacket with cigarette then runs over own head trying to put it out

A Colorado man was left with life-threatening injuries after a bizarre accident involving a cigarette that ended with him running over his own head.

According to local media in the city of Denver, the man was smoking a cigarette inside his vehicle when he managed to set fire to his own jacket.

He quickly dived out of the car in an attempt to smother the flames.

Police said they encouraged drivers not to smoke while driving. Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire

Unfortunately, the car was already in motion and the unlucky driver ended up falling under the front tyre, sustaining serious head injuries.

Police released a statement urging drivers to "eliminate distractions whenever possible - eating, cell phones, reading, smoking, excessively loud music etc."