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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Texting While Walking Lands Teen in Trouble


ABCNews -- On almost any busy street these days you'll find people enamored with their cell phones, happily tapping away at keys or peering at teeny tiny screens. Rarely are they looking straight ahead. This apparently was the case when a Staten Island, N.Y., teen who was texting fell into a manhole while strolling with a friend last week. Alexa Longueira was about to send a text message when she suddenly slipped under the sidewalk. "She literally just handed me the phone and I opened it [and] I felt this big drop," the 15-year-old told the Staten Island Advance. "It was four or five feet, it was very painful. I kind of crawled out and the DEP guys came running and helped me," she said. "They were just, like, 'I'm sorry! I'm sorry!'" The six-foot...


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