Texting Teenager Walks Into Open Manhole

We've all had at least one of those embarrassing moments. Be it walking into a pole or running into a parked van (I was seven and it was a particularly energetic game of tag), accidents happen. That said, walking down the road, looking at your phone and not at the pavement in front of you is pretty stupid.

Staten Island teen, Alexa Longueira fell between four and five feet into a sewer, losing a shoe and more than likely denting her pride. According to MSNBC, the Department of Environmental Protection said its workers had turned away briefly to grab some cones when the incident occurred. Longueria's mother said it doesn't matter that Alexa was texting and says the family will be suing (although we’re not sure who and for what).

For the record, the teenager is, for the large part, unhurt. Sure, her pride has probably taken a beating and she lost a shoe in the sewer but aside from that, Alexa got away with a few bumps and scrapes. Pretty lucky considering she could have broken a leg or worse.   

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  • "the family will be suing"
    What's wrong with this society? Doing something stupid -whe all have- is one thing. Than trying to make a buck off of it... shame on you :-(

    You didn't get hurt; be happy!

    Peter
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  • The girl should be sued.. The "American Way of Life" is 'sue everybody for anything'. She was the hazardous part of the equation. Once she isn't paying attention she is the one likely to cause an accident.
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  • "We're gona sue even though it was her fault!"

    You have got to love the stupidity. Every case like this should come with the prerequisite for the plaintiff to have to get their tubes tied before the judge can hear the case. That would take the idiots out of the gene pool and keep intelligent people from filing frivolous lawsuits.
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  • "the family will be suing"
    What's wrong with this society? Doing something stupid -whe all have- is one thing. Than trying to make a buck off of it... shame on you :-(

    You didn't get hurt; be happy!

    Peter
    40
  • The girl should be sued.. The "American Way of Life" is 'sue everybody for anything'. She was the hazardous part of the equation. Once she isn't paying attention she is the one likely to cause an accident.
    35
  • "We're gona sue even though it was her fault!"

    You have got to love the stupidity. Every case like this should come with the prerequisite for the plaintiff to have to get their tubes tied before the judge can hear the case. That would take the idiots out of the gene pool and keep intelligent people from filing frivolous lawsuits.
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