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Girl gets leg stuck in drain while texting and walking

Technically Incorrect: A preoccupied Chinese teen puts a foot in the wrong place and her slim leg takes a plunge. Not LOL.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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I hope it didn't hurt too much. News Time/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

This is the latest in a series.

It's a series that has no end. It will run permanently on Web channels because there's something so very human -- in a Benny Hill way -- about its episodes.

I am talking, of course, about people walking along and staring at their phones until they some calamity befalls them.

Today's episode comes from Mianyang City, China where a teenage girl was walking down the street and was also, as teens do, texting.

As News.com.au in Australia reports, she stepped on a storm drain. There was only one problem. She was quite a skinny girl and her leg slid straight through the bars of the drain. She became wedged.

Firefighters were called and she reportedly endured only scratches and bruises. Some bystanders suggested the bars of the drain might have been slightly bent before she stepped on it.

Still, she follows in a long line of distracted walker-texters. There was the women who fell into Lake Michigan.

Then there was the one who allegedly walked into a moving freight train. You surely haven't forgotten the lass who fell into the mall fountain, have you? And then there was the one who fell off a cliff.

This is simply a hazard of our modern, fully connected times. These are times when our connection with common sense, however, has taken a leave of absence.