Have you ever been warned not to text while walking? I think it’s time for us to listen to that warning, even though other parts of world are making special lanes for people who can’t stop using their phones while walking the streets.

But seriously, we shouldn’t be texting while walking, not just because it’ll easily catch the attention of evil doers such as snatchers and hold-uppers, but because it may also cause sudden accidents. Just like what happened to this girl from Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, Southwest China who learned her lesson in the most unglamorous way.

The girl admitted that she was texting a friend while walking when she suddenly fell in the storm drain and became stuck in broad day light.ad_172992361
People came to help her while others only took pictures. Unfortunately, no one could get her leg free from the drain bars.ad_172992404

Eventually the fire brigade came and set her leg free after being stuck for 45 minutes. Some say, if she was a bit bigger, maybe her leg wouldn’t fall deep.

Ming Lai, fire brigade spokesman said, ‘We managed to remove the bars and quickly freed her once we arrived at the scene. Her leg was a bit scratched and bruised and numb from being squeezed through the bars, but she quickly recovered and not need hospital treatment.”

However, it‘s not clear whether she lost her phone or not in this commotion of hard-earned lesson.

Let this be a warning to all smartphone addicts to always pay attention to your surroundings and not to your phone, especially if you’re out in the streets. Because you will never know when and where disaster will strike!

Via: Metro | Image: CEN