Driver takes selfie, crashes into tree: Cops

(Photo: Maine State Police)
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NBC News – Police in Maine 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.

According to police, Jordan Toner, a 29-year-old from Hampden, Maine, was driving on Deering Lake Road in Orient when he leaned over to take a cellphone photo with some of his seven passengers. The vehicle then veered off the road and crashed into 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 28-35 — suffered minor injuries.

The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.