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

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



1. wendygarett unregistered

I like the last paragraph :)

6. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

2. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012


3. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Hehe !! :D

4. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

5. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 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

7. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

apple maps told her to go that way

8. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

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

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