Cops: Maine driver cited after selfie leads to injuries

Aug 30, 2015 2:09 PM by News Staff

ORIENT, Maine (AP) - Maine state police issued a distracted driving summons to a man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers - injuring several of them.

Police say 29-year-old Jordan Toner of Hampden was driving in Orient when he leaned over to take a cellphone photo with some of his seven passengers on Saturday. They say he ran off the road and hit a tree.

Authorities say two women in the front seat who were not wearing seatbelts suffered the most serious injuries. One suffered a fractured nose and facial lacerations and another sustained neck and possible back injuries. Several other passengers - ranging in age from 28 to 35 - suffered minor injuries.

A phone number for Toner could not immediately be found.

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