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Danger Of 'Distracted Walking' On The Rise

Instances of distracted walking accidents captured on video.
Instances of distracted walking accidents captured on video. Video Credit: Tod Perkins via YouTube

"Distracted walking" is on the rise because of smart phones judging by the many mishaps captured on a YouTube video called "FAIL! People With Smartphones Part II."

The video with 33,982 views shows calamities ranging from a woman smashing herself forehead first into a half garage door, to a man tumbling down a staircase while looking and poking around on devices.

In one of the segments, a man is seen using his cell phone walking briskly on a sidewalk directly into the path of an approaching bear, before turning and running away, in what looks like a residential area.

According to the video, emergency room visits from "distracted walking" has risen sharply since 2005 when 256 people visited an emergency room versus 2,300 in 2013.

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