Texting falls into cellar: N.J. woman seriously falling into sidewalk opening

Texting falls into cellar: N.J. woman seriously falling into sidewalk opening

A New Jersey woman distracted by her cellphone while walking on a sidewalk, was hospitalized after she fell nearly two metres into open basement access doors.

Surveillance video captured the 67-year-old woman distracted walking along a Plainfield, N.J., street on Thursday before she landed in the cellar of a local store, where workers were repairing gas lines.

Martin Delgadillo told WNBC-TV in New York he was standing outside his barbershop when he saw the woman plunge through the access door.

Texting falls into cellar
Texting falls into cellar

“She was looking at her phone — the last minute — she hit the door and fell right in,” Delgadillo said.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital. Police said her injuries were not life-threatening.

“I thought texting and driving was a bad thing,” Delgadillo said. “Now it’s texting and walking.”

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