Gotta Watch: The perils of texting and walking
A teen walks and texts.
March 22nd, 2012
11:35 AM ET

Gotta Watch: The perils of texting and walking

We’ve all texted when we probably shouldn’t have. Maybe it was while waiting in line, walking down the street, or pushing a cart at the grocery store. The people below have suffered the consequences of texting while walking, too. They’ve done everything from dropping into a manhole to falling into Lake Michigan. Consider this a warning to avoid the same fate. Have you ever run into anything while texting? Post your stories in the comments below.

Pier plunge

A Michigan woman was sending a text near Lake Michigan and didn’t realize how close she was to the water. She tripped and fell six feet into the water below. See what she did when she realized she was falling.

Fountain fall

This video of a woman falling into a mall fountain while texting made a big splash online. She wasn’t too happy about being a national punch line. But it was her behavior after the memorable moment that really sent Anderson Cooper over the edge on his RidicuList.

Manhole mayhem

After a New York teen fell into a manhole while texting, we found plenty of examples of other texting mishaps. Compare yourself to these people to see if you’re a “technosexual.”

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  1. Scottish Mama

    I think the lady who is suing for her stupidity has now put a spotlight on her stupidity and now looks like she is still in a stupor.

    March 23, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar The Chorizo Chimp Of Chihuahua

    Outlaw Texting While Walking.

    March 23, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Cesar- Or GPS in a box on your phone while texting. Fountain alert. Fountain alert.

      March 23, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Poetry

    Generally I don't read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very great article.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
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