Driver searching for cellphone hits two trees, crashes car

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the accident happened near an intersection just north of Uptown Charlotte. (Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the accident happened near an intersection just north of Uptown Charlotte. (Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

A man who authorities said looked down to find his phone to send a text plowed into a pair of trees and had his car catch on fire Saturday afternoon.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the accident happened near an intersection just north of Uptown Charlotte.

The driver managed to get out of the vehicle after it caught fire and had only minor injuries, authorities said.