A 19-year-old Lilburn man was hospitalized after crashing his Acura into a telephone pole while text messaging a friend.
Soheb Roy sustained head trauma from Friday morning's collision at Arcado Road and Wayside Court in Lilburn. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he's believed to be in serious but stable condition, said Lilburn Police spokesman Bruce Hedley.
The impact was strong enough to snap the telephone pole in two, blocking the road for much of the day, Hedley said. Roy's Acura was totaled.
Police plan to charge Roy with improper use of a cell phone while driving and failure to maintain his lane. Police say neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash.