TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Michael McKean

Crushed by Car

Grasping for iPhone

5/23/2012 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video

052312_mckean_Launch
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.

36 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

rsmik    

He wanted to see his Angry Birds score

851 days ago
17.

DaveT    

He just wanted to get online for his TMZ fix. Ba-zing!
Get better buddy, broken legs are bummers.
The Lone Wolf always survives Awooooooooooo

851 days ago
18.

l    

He was trying to call someone to let them know his he was hit by a car of course! Also, they didn't tear it out of his hands. They did take it away. His arms were shaking, so they wanted him to relax. See how they put his arm back to the same resting position then strap it in? Sorry this happened to him. I do look at TMZ, but on most things big and small, ever since the RiRi beating photo, you just overlook the human side and post such harsh commentary.

851 days ago
19.

baretta    

Anyone who has been in a serious accident first thinks of their loved ones.. What a ridiculous article.

851 days ago
20.

just_me    

Wow. Can't find one thing funny about someone who has been in a serious accident trying to reach out to a loved one. It seems he was panicked, alone, frightened, and trying to alert a loved one that he was en route to the hospital. This video is sad and completely inappropriate. The article is ridiculous. Shameful, TMZ.

850 days ago
21.

alex    

or there was something crazy on that phone

850 days ago
22.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

i thought he already was dead..go figure..he must have been trying to buy facebook stock..or trying to sell

850 days ago
23.

Good riddance!    

I answered this for another poster's question, but might as well post this: To answer your question from someone who once did this professionally, there are very good reasons why their phone is taken away. Patients with phones become obsessed with calling and talking to people over their own well being. They will try to tell you things like "Give me another minute!" or will sometimes just ignore you when you are trying to ask very important questions. Questions like what their immediate medical situation is, allergies, history, pain, following commands (Do you hurt here? Can you move this?). Lots and lots of questions to make sure they get the best care possible and being conscious and lucid is very helpful for finding these things out. Plus, there are many other people who will still ask you who you want contacted, like nurses, doctors, police officers, EMTs. Given the chance, people would literally talk themselves to death and their calls also can often add more stress to their body and mind. Let the pros do their job and they will make sure that important people are still contacted.

850 days ago
24.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

okay doctor..do we all need a sermon out of you..go save a bum...it really isnt all that hard to put a band aid on someones nose and rush him to the hospital..stopping for donuts along the way

850 days ago
25.

Ashley     

when i was in a car accident that was the exact thing i said at first!

850 days ago
26.

ryan    

Why would you want the phone togo to the impound yard you would never see it again and he callin his mom to tell her what happened,he just got a broken leg are that desperate for news really !

850 days ago
27.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

DAMN LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK HIS ARM WHEN THE GRABBED THE PHONE OUT OF HIS HAND,,THEN YOU CAN SEE THE ONE PARAMEDIC KICK HIM A FEW TIMES..ROUGH TOWN SAY i..WHAT SAY YOU??

850 days ago
28.

cdog6198    

He was trying to check-in on foursquare duh!!!!

850 days ago
29.

Maria    

he had to call 911 DUUUH

850 days ago
30.

E    

Whether he was in shock or trying to call someone to let them know about being hit, I don't see it as a laughing matter.

850 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web