Emergency Rooms Besieged By Walking-While-Texting Injuries

Slip And Fall

It’s a new digital plague.

Matt Richtel, NYT: The era of the mobile gadget is making mobility that much more perilous, particularly on crowded streets and in downtown areas where multiple multitaskers veer and swerve and walk to the beat of their own devices…

Slightly more than 1,000 pedestrians visited emergency rooms in 2008 because they got distracted and tripped, fell or ran into something while using a mobile phone to talk or text. That was twice the number from 2007, which had nearly doubled from 2006…

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