A Staten Island teenager fell into a manhole while texting
Texting is useful at times but
it is out of order at other times.
Driving while texting is dangerous
and many have been killed while
doing so. It is less dangerous
while walking but still it is not
a good idea as this story illustrate.
If she had to contact someone that
quickly she should have called and
Alexa Longueira, 15, was walking with a friend along Victory Blvd. on Wednesday when she suddenly dropped underground.
"She's all scraped up on her back, under her arms and her shoulders," her mother, Kim Longueira, said.
The schoolgirl had just been passed the phone by her friend and was opening it to send a text message when the ground beneath her feet disappeared.
The manhole had been opened by a Department of Environmental Protection team flushing a high-pressure sewer line, officials said.