Texting Teen Falls Down NYC Manhole
Found this story about a New York teenager that walked right into an open manhole.
The girl, Alexa Longueira wasn’t paying attention and was instead text messaging as she was walking down the sidewalk, and ended up in the sewer. As my cousin Dave might say, she was looking where she wasn’t going. She and her mother are planning on filing a lawsuit against the city.
Sometimes I wish I was a judge that could hear these cases. Dumb is not a reason to sue someone. You fall into a manhole because your nose is buried in a cell phone? You lose your case and I rule in favor of the defendant.
It’s like backing into another car in a parking lot and then expecting the owner of the car you hit to pay for any damages because his car was there.