Skooter reporting 04/25/12
Oppps! OMG! Is she OK? In north China a teenage girl was walking down the sidewalk while busy talking on her cellphone, then suddenly without warning, she fell into a sinkhole 20-feet deep.
The incident was caught by CCTV stationed near the sinkhole, and video of the girl falling through the sidewalk went viral.
Based on study it showed that pedestrians are less aware of their surroundings and more prone to engaging in unsafe behaviors when they are talking on a cellphone but in the other hand, we are surprised why authorities did not care to put orange cones or yellow security tapes blocking off the area around the sinkhole.
Well anyway, the girl was OK, even if she was in trauma. Wang Wei, a taxi driver who witnessed the fall came out of his cab to climb into the pit to help the girl. When he first called out to the girl she didn't respond, he told the Telegraph. But after he shook her a bit she came around and still shaking and crying. Surely, though she's all right, her ego has taken a bruising. I mean the embarrassment, the humiliation. Well, you just don't know how many people are laughing at you and cursing you, "stupid idiot."
Source: LA Times