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Car full of people crashes into tree after driver takes selfie while driving

Several people were injured after their driver got distracted while taking a selfie.  

The State Police in Maine, said that the driver who attempted to take a selfie, caused a car accident that left several people injured. The accident happened on Saturday in Deering Lake Road located in Orient.

Police said that 29-year-old Jordan Toner, was driving with seven passengers when he leaned over to take a selfie with the other passengers. While doing so, he ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

Among the wounded were two women, who were sitting in the front seat.  Police said that one of the women suffered a broken nose and cut above her eyes. The second woman suffered a neck injury and possibly back injuries. 

They were transported to Houlton Regional Hospital for treatment. Sgt. Chadwick H. Fuller said that neither of the women were wearing seat belts.  Two male passengers also suffered injuries, including cuts near their eyes.

Maine State Police have identified the passengers as Adam Toner, 35, Jesse Toner, 31, Chris Dean, 29, Elizabeth Toner, 28, Katharine Ferrill, 28, Kyle Ferrill, 28, and Meaghan Brown, 28.

Toner was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle due to distraction.

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