Oprah’s message and commitment pledge to no texting while driving was a start to making the nation aware of the extreme dangers that the texting causes. But now, that message has to be extended to include “walking” as yet another person takes a deadly spill because they were texting while walking.
Bonnie Miller of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was enjoying the beautiful weather with a walk with her husband and son in Michigan last week when she just had to grab that phone and text. She said she had an appointment that she set up wrong and she needed to correct it, according to the local ABC affiliate.
“I had set an appointment for the wrong time and so I sent about three words,” Miller described. “Next thing you know it was the water.”
That’s right, she fell back-first into the St. Joseph River. As she strolled the pier with her family, she tripped on something that turned her around causing her to fall backwards into the water. But Miller isn’t the first and probably wont’ be the last. Last January, we reported the first person to get national attention, Cathy Cruz Merrero, when she fell in a mall fountain because she was texting while walking.
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