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Windows 7: Girl Falls Into Manhole While Texting, Parents Sue

14 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 
Girl Falls Into Manhole While Texting, Parents Sue

It’s hard to decide who are the biggest morons in this story: parents or daughter. 15 year-old Alexa Longueira was walking along Victory Boulevard in Staten Island when she fell into an open manhole.

Why didn’t she see it? You’re ahead of me here. She was too intent on tapping out a text message to notice the gaping gap in the sidewalk and just dropped straight on in. Idiotic, yes, but now Alexa’s parents are trying to blame someone else for their daughter’s stupidity while making a little money into the bargain. They’re suing the city.

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14 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
It’s hard to decide who are the biggest morons in this story: parents or daughter. 15 year-old Alexa Longueira was walking along Victory Boulevard in Staten Island when she fell into an open manhole.

Why didn’t she see it? You’re ahead of me here. She was too intent on tapping out a text message to notice the gaping gap in the sidewalk and just dropped straight on in. Idiotic, yes, but now Alexa’s parents are trying to blame someone else for their daughter’s stupidity while making a little money into the bargain. They’re suing the city.

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If they had no visible warnings in place than the suit is viable...else they shouldn't get a dime

...next time tell your kid to get her damn head out of the phone and look at the reality ahead of you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

X 10

i hope this ends up on one of those 'most stupid' shows. + i hope someone filmed it....
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14 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Wow.

*beats head on wall*

If I was the judge, they would be out on their asses with all the court fines SO FAST.
People that try to do that should be slapped, given ALL the court fines, and sent back to school.

~Lordbob
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14 Jul 2009   #5
Legacy Code

 

Texting Teen Falls Down Manhole - News- msnbc.com

Quote:
We regret that this happened and wish the young woman a speedy recovery," DEP spokeswoman Mercedes Padilla said in a statement. She added that crews were flushing a high-pressure sewer line at the time.

The girl was checked out at Staten Island University Hospital and released.

Sewer line workers are supposed to cut off pedestrian access to work sites or at least mark them with warning signs.
At least she was ok and got checked out of hospital. Looks like everyone is at blame IMO.
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14 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy Code View Post
Texting Teen Falls Down Manhole - News- msnbc.com



At least she was ok and got checked out of hospital. Looks like everyone is at blame IMO.
Seems that they care more that it was gross than that it was improperly marked. The city is certainly at fault for that, but at the same time, they should be sueing the city for Incompetence (or neglect? I lost the word), not because it was gross.

~Lordbob
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14 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yes,

I believe the city workers were at fault also, but I have a suspicion that the family will be sueing for some ridiculous amount of money.

That's our sue-happy society today
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14 Jul 2009   #8
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

. . .and to think that some day this young lady will get a driver's license.
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14 Jul 2009   #9

 
 


Breaking News!!

Local man kills 300 texting while landing plane!
A local man has been arrested over the allogation that he crashed a 747 superbus during it's landing proceedure while texting his wife. Reports now indicate that he's suing the airline as there were no visible signs that he was nearing the landing strip.

Hovering Sign Posts anyone
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14 Jul 2009   #10
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Orbital,

Shame on you!!!!!!
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