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#1 Hum

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:16

In Birmingham, England, Capital FM Radio personality Laura Safe was texting a message to her boyfriend while on her way to a Birmingham shopping center. She was so engrossed in the text message that she didn't notice she was heading straight for an icy cold canal a few feet from the base of a stairway.

"Oh dear. I should really be called Laura UNsafe after the day I've had! Lol," tweeted Safe as quoted by the U.K.'s The Sun newspaper. "I thought ice on the canal was pavement because it looked dark in the corner of my eye."

A nearby business surveillance camera caught the entire ordeal as Safe can be seen walking down the stairs into the shopping center's plaza and then suddenly dropping into the chilly canal waters.

According to The Sun, a bystander called out to warn Safe that she was walking toward the frozen canal but it was too late. Businessman Neil Edginton was able to rescue Safe and pull her out of the water.

Edginton tells The Sun he "realized her focus was on her mobile phone and that she was going to walk straight into the water. I shouted to her to stop but it was too late. I dropped my phone and ran over to her. I had to lay down on the side with my arms in the water because she was submerged and pulled her out."

Although Safe did escape serious injury, she says she's learned her lesson.

"I'm a lot more cautious," said Safe in The Sun. "I don't text any more. I'm too scared."

The Sun reports Safe was able to thank her rescuer and good Samaritan, Edginton, during an on-air broadcast "for his heroic efforts."

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:19

Not quite as dramatic but a bus drove by me today because i was texting and didn't see it in time to stop it :(

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 00:56

I just can't imagine texting while walking. I'd surely trip over something. :wacko:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:52

What an idiot.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:54

What about her phone? :p
Nah, not really, glad she's ok

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:55

if there was a video of that, probably will be included in the next release of "Female Fail Compliation".

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:45

Clearly another person who can't walk and chew gum at the same time. Sad little people.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:47

I just can't imagine texting while walking. I'd surely trip over something. :wacko:



It is enormous fun to sit in a busy area and watch all the people walk into **** as they are walking along texting.

I saw one dunce walk into a lamp post, pick himself and his phone up, dust himself off, and then proceed to walk into the next lamppost while texting. I was tempted to kick him out on to the road and let physics take over but I am sure a court of law wouldn't see it as a public service. Hippies. <(-'.'-)>

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:02

#wintersucks LOL I THINK I'M DROWNIGN RIGHT NOW, TTYL

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:24

Not quite as dramatic but a bus drove by me today because i was texting and didn't see it in time to stop it :(


Don't worry she was driving the bus! She wouldn't have seen you stick your arm out as she was too busy texting too :)

Jokes aside... Does anyone else find it scary that she'll be able to drive ?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:12

Clearly another person who can't walk and chew gum at the same time. Sad little people.


I want to see you walk and text, without falling somewhere. ;)

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:17

I want to see you walk and text, without falling somewhere. ;)

Galaxy Voice :p

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:20

^ Maybe the should build in a sensor, with an app that says 'hazard ahead -- look up'. :laugh:

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:37

Don't worry she was driving the bus! She wouldn't have seen you stick your arm out as she was too busy texting too


haha i feel better :p

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:28

I want to see you walk and text, without falling somewhere. ;)


I do it all the time. I got skills. :D