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Distracted by their phone: five unfortunate incidents to learn from

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Distracted by their phone: five unfortunate incidents to learn from
With smartphones in every pocket, we are given more opportunities than ever - we are tempted to check our email, text someone, go and quickly check our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr... We have a myriad of distractions just waiting to devour us and disconnect us from reality. And when this happens, the consequences are not always funny. But sometimes they are and here we've brought together five recent unfortunate incidents that happened because people were too distracted by their cell phones to notice the world around them.

Some looked at it from the bright side, others used this to warn people about the dangers of getting too distracted by their phone and some should just be happy it all ended well.

We're sure there are plenty more incidents out there (help us out with the ones you know about in the comments below!) and the casual bumping into a wall or onto a lamp post on the street has become so common that in London lamp posts are now getting cushioned. Reports show that 1 out of 10 of us have suffered from a bruise or fracture because of texting while walking.

But even with cushioned lamp posts, the best medicine from getting in a ridiculous situation and injured would be to just check your email or leave the texting for a quieter time.

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posted on 26 Apr 2012, 06:21 5

1. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 310; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

video number 3 made my day...lol
and number 5 i wouldn't blame phone distraction for the accident

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 12:11 1

2. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

3 and 5 both don't have anything to do with the phone as much as the situation. How often is there a bear walking around the street or a sinkhole in pavement?
The other videos just tell me not to be near water while on my phone...

Another good example is this one:
Word around town has it the guy was on his phone at the time...

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:20

3. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

oh my god #5 was Made in China. the depth was appropriate for a grave? god.

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