Man dies in car crash whlie watching porn, masturbating

Death By Porn: Man Killed In Car Crash While Driving, Pants-Free, And Masturbating

There are certain things you shouldn’t do while driving.

Texting is a well-known distraction and is illegal now in many states. Drinking is another forbidden in-car activity. Then there are the more unusual tasks that plenty of drivers undertake behind the wheel, which simply boggle the mind.

Putting on makeup. Reading a book. Shaving.

As a police lieutenant in Detroit, Michigan, Mike Shaw, has learned — and many other officers have surely witnessed the same reality — the modern world has so much technology that it’s becoming more and more difficult for drivers to concentrate on the road, he noted to the New York Daily News.

And that’s a frightening thought. Take a Detroit-area man named Clifford Ray Jones. He learned the hard way that distracted or impaired driving is no joke. And he learned it a truly bizarre fashion.

Jones may have had a problem in his personal life — a proclivity, if you will — for pornography. Following the one-car crash that killed him Sunday, police haven’t come forward to offer that speculation, but it seems a reasonable assumption given the way the 58-year-old man died.

Man dies in car crash whlie watching porn, masturbating
Detroit. [Image via Linda Parton/Shutterstock]

He died while watching porn.

He died while watching porn in his car while driving down the interstate.

And he died while watching porn in his car, behind the wheel, with his pants off.

And, most likely, masturbating.

This is the picture police have pulled together following Jones’ death. It all happened early Sunday morning.

According to Fox2Detroit, Jones was allegedly driving his 1996 Toyota down Interstate 75 near Detroit around 3:30 a.m. while simultaneously watching a porn film on his smartphone.

Police told the station that it appears as though he was masturbating at the same time as well.

Distracted as he was, it’s not surprising that Jones lost control of his car. On the ramp from the Lodge to I-75 in the city, Clifford’s car rolled over and crashed. He was partially ejected through the sunroof and thrown from the vehicle, CBS Detroit reported.

Shaw said no other vehicles were involved, and Jones was not wearing a seat belt, which is why he was ejected from his car, the Detroit News reported. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

When police arrived on the scene shortly after the crash, they found Jones without his pants on and, upon further investigation, filled in the blanks from there based on a preliminary glance at the scene. Officers called this distracted driving case the most bizarre they had ever seen.

The crash is still under investigation.

Shaw was shocked by the car crash, the cause of which goes far beyond any normal case of distracted driving that he’s investigated.

“We see people putting on makeup, we see people doing different things as far as hygiene, as far as reading books, it’s almost to the fact there’s so much technology out there a lot of people are more paying attention to what they’re doing other than driving their cars.”

According to joint stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, driver inattention is the leading cause of most crashes and close calls, Michigan police noted.

Distraction.gov lists the common driving distractions as texting, using a cell or smartphone, eating or drinking, talking, grooming, reading (maps included), using a navigation system or radio, and — as in the case of Mr. Jones — watching a video.

The agency considers texting the most dangerous because it requires “visual, manual, and cognitive attention.” In 2013, 3,000 people died in car crashes as a result of driver distraction. Young drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of this number.

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