Michael McKean Crushed by Car Grasping for iPhone

5/23/2012 5:40 PM PDT

'Spinal Tap' Star Michael McKean -- Crushed by Car ... but Still Grasping for iPhone [VIDEO]

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Moments after "This is Spinal Tap" actor Michael McKean got slammed by an out-of-control driver, he was strapped to a stretcher with one thought running through his mind -- where's my iPhone??!!!

McKean, aka Lenny from "Laverne & Shirley," suffered a broken leg when the car hit him Tuesday in Manhattan ... which is NOT funny.

What is funny is this video of McKean desperately asking for his iPhone, even as EMTs are treating him. The second he got it, McKean started tapping on the screen -- despite being strapped into a neck brace and stretcher. EMTs actually had to pry the phone out of his hands.

Hit by a car? There's an app for that.