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Hum    6,929

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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thechronic    183

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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Hum    6,929

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

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KingCracker    1,495

What an idiot.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,422

What about her phone? :p

Nah, not really, glad she's ok

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Torolol    926

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

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Growled    3,880

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

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compl3x    6,252

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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billyea    198

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

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sagum    352

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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Hum    6,929

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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+The Evil Overlord    17,422

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

Galaxy Voice :p

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Hum    6,929

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

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thechronic    183
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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Growled    3,880

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

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

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theyarecomingforyou    9,094
I just can't imagine texting while walking. I'd surely trip over something. :wacko:

I only walk and text if I'm familiar with the route. But I really don't text much, so it's not an issue for me.

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Torolol    926

need a voice dictate texting input,

and comfortable display mounted on visors,

so you can see what in front of you and the text simultanously, and you may dictate the texts (or twiter-ing) while driving car...., right.

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