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So reading all your wingnut stores, figured I'd post one from our local area. Welcome to San Diego, now go home.


Distracted walking can be as hazardous as distracted driving, the public was reminded after the deeply unfortunate Christmas Day death of a man in San Diego. Lifeguards say the man was walking and looking at a device in the Sunset Cliffs area at sunset around 4:50pm Friday when he dropped 60 feet to his death, the New York Daily News reports. "Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge," lifeguard Bill Bender tells NBC San Diego. He "wasn't watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands."

The man apparently drove to the area with a passenger to watch the sunset. KABC reports he struggled to find parking and exited the vehicle in search of a spot; that's when witnesses say he was looking at a device and plummeted. Bender says that after the man fell, three witnesses "put themselves at jeopardy" by making their way down the rocks to administer CPR to the man, who was in his 30s, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. NBC San Diego cites lifeguard speculation that the device was a phone or camera, but says no such device has been recovered yet. (This man met a bizarre death as he looked for his phone.)
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David it's everywhere . We had a helicopter go down right in the middle of town . There was a college student listening to tunes on his phone , and as he was crossing the street the helicopter came crashing down from above decapitating him with the rotor .
Had he been aware of his surroundings I suspect he would still be alive . His dad sued for 10 million , not sure why we should pay


To think I was on the same chopper before this inccident

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Pedestrian didn't hear helicopter that killed him because of headphones (aftermath video)
May 13, 2008 - Cranbrook, B.C. An investigation into a helicopter crash last year in Cranbrook, B.C., that killed four people could find no reason for the sudden loss of power in the aircraft's engine, according to a Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday.

The single-engine Bell 206 helicopter crashed on a Cranbrook street on May 13, 2008, and burst into flames, killing pilot Edward Heeb, 57, and occupants Dirk Rozenboom, 45, and Robert Lehmann, 37.

Pedestrian Isaiah Otieno was also killed. The 20-year-old Kenyan student was walking to mail home a letter when the helicopter crashed on top of him. Otieno didn't hear the helicopter, witnesses said, because he was wearing headphones at the time.

The helicopter, owned by Bighorn Helicopters, had been contracted by BC Hydro to check power lines and was flying 30 to 40 metres above the ground before it crashed.

The helicopter was flying at a height and speed that would make it impossible to descend and land safely in the event of a loss of power, the report said.

The board's lead investigator, Damien Lawson, said Transport Canada would not have authorized the flight as the helicopter lacked the safety features of a twin-engined helicopter and was flying at a speed and altitude that made an autorotation landing impossible when the aircraft suddenly lost power.

Bighorn Helicopters did not apply for the authorization for the flight, Lawson said.

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The helicopter falling was an act of God for the most part. The kid walking around totally oblivious to his surroundings was an act of stupidity.

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there's a bazillion videos on Distracted walking...
they are suppose to be funnt but all they prove is stupidity..

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...racted+walking

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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My personal favorite is when the woman fell in the fountain at the mall . And she sued ?


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This happens where I work all the time. I drive a truck and deliver auto parts to the plant. People walk out of the plant and don't pay any attention to what's going on around them. Many times I've stopped, because I see it coming, and then someone walks into the side of my trailer, unseen by them due to their texting.
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I love it when they blindly step off the curb right in front of me when I'm making a right turn. I just lean on the horn.
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I love it when they blindly step off the curb right in front of me when I'm making a right turn. I just lean on the horn.
which do you get more...
deer in the headlights look...
indigence..
flip offs...
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which do you get more...
deer in the headlights look...
indigence..
flip offs...
Or all of the above....at once.
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All candidates for proving Darwin correct.
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