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The perils of textwalking: woman falls straight into a canal (video)

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The perils of textwalking: woman falls straight into a canal (video)
Maybe it's not like falling into a 20-feet sinkhole, or not spotting a bear in your way while texting, but Capital FM radio newsreader Laura Safe experienced something that should at least be in the top 5 for this year's "Don't text and walk" compilation. 

Engaged into texting with her boyfriend, she went down a flight of stairs in Birmingham to walk straight into what seems to be a canal full of water, and the Telegraph managed to scoop the nearby CCTV camera footage to show you how it all went.

The newsreader is fine, but she apparently didn't read the memo about how much on the rise is distracted texting or talking, and is now waiting for Sony to release the Xperia Z so at least the handset could remain unscathed.


via CNET

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:28 7

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I like the last paragraph :)

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 12:20

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


That's what you get and u dont throw a fit

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:29

2. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


Hahaha

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:34

3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Hehe !! :D

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:43

4. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I work near there too at the Oriental Bar. That's right by the Mailbox canalside, wharfside street near the side facing The Cube. That must have been very recent with the snow in the water.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:13 8

5. toiletcleaner (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


that was a iphone user. maybe she was asking siri how was the weather and siri answer : a lot of water on ur way

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:39 7

7. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


apple maps told her to go that way

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:19 1

8. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


That actually looks like a huge safety hazard. What is that, directly 6 feet away from descending stairs?

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