CASA GRANDE — A man suffered serious injuries when he lost control of a pickup truck while talking on his cellphone and struck a light pole Thursday morning, authorities said.
The accident happened at 8:45 a.m. on Gila Bend Highway near First Street in Casa Grande.
The driver, a man in his 40s, told Casa Grande Police that he was talking on his phone while traveling west on Gila Bend Highway when he lost control. The pickup truck struck the light pole and rolled into a tree.
The man was transported to Banner Casa Grande Medical Center and then flown to a Phoenix area hospital. The extent of his injuries was not available.