Driver using cell phone loses control, man injured

August 2, 2011 8:52:27 AM PDT
A man trying to change a tire was seriously injured after his vehicle was struck by a driver who was using her cell phone.

It happened Monday night on Route 53 near Kirchoff Road in northwest suburban Rolling Meadows.

Police say a woman scrolling through her cell phone while driving lost control of her vehicle, hit a tractor trailer in the center lane then struck the man's vehicle, pinning him between the median and the vehicle.

The driver, 23-year-old Kelly Luch of Buffalo Grove, received several citations.

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