Teen falls into open manhole while texting

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  1. dmr727 macrumors G3

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  2. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Lol. :p:D

    Other than that, sewers + open cuts = dangerous. That sounds pretty bad. Even if she was texting.
     
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    Ha, Ha... ORLY?

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    *thud*
     
  6. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    For all those people who never look up from their phones this is a good time to learn a lesson before you too fall into a man hole!
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Wouldn't her negligence cancel out the entire lawsuit?
     
  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Someone needs to slap that girl twice. It's no one's fault but hers, yet from her remarks you'd think it's everyone else's fault except hers, from the maintenance guys to whomever it was who invented texting. I mean seriously, how hard is it to watch where you're walking? If she really knows the area as well as she claims, then she would know there are manhole covers about, and it stands to anyone with an IQ above a bell pepper that manhole covers might be open from time to time.

    Idiot.
     
  9. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    No. In this case, the city's negligence far exceeded the girl's.

    The girl had a reasonable expectation of walking without falling into an open manhole.

    Honestly, I hope this teaches idiots to loosen up on their phone fixations.
     
  10. dmr727 thread starter macrumors G3

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    The city was definitely negligent, but after going for a walk this evening (with this story in mind) and noticing the manhole covers from time to time - you'd have to be pretty oblivious to everything around you to not notice a missing cover.

    Next time anyone is out walking around, pay attention to the manholes and you'll see what I mean. :D
     
  11. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The DEP is at fault for failing to secure the area around the manhole.

    But that girl should feel pretty stupid for not paying attention. Suppose she was texting and walked into a moving car and got killed like that girl in Toronto last winter? A lawsuit won't bring people back from the dead.
     
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    I think there is negligence on both of the workers and the teenager. But you really shouldn't walk without watching where you are going, lest you fall into an open manhole.
     
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    Heh take that out of context and it made me chuckle.
     
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    Everything is always better taken out of context ;)

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    Why couldn't there have been deadly metal spikes at the bottom of that sewer?

    Oh well. Next time. :eek:
     
  17. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    But wouldn't that actually provide ample reason for a lawsuit?
     
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    Humankind is on a slippery slope to extinction if people fall down holes and blame others for it. She should look where she's walking.

    People can't expect to be wrapped in cotton wool all their lives.
     
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    it was both the girl's and City's negligence

    but i think it was more the girl's fault. i mean. she should always be aware of her surrounds and stop texting so much. she could've avoided that manhole
     
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    Why was she walking in the street anyway? Usually manholes are in the middle....sheesh
     
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    No, because she'd lose one life, just like in video games.
     
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    That raises a good question.

    Where were the manholes?

    Most cities have them in the middle of the road as you state. Some have them on the street but towards the curb. But I've rarely seen them in the middle of a sidewalk.
     
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    In my city, yes most are in the street but allot are also in the middle of sidewalks and especially on corners where storm drains are. I think this was the same way where she was.
     
  24. djellison macrumors 68020

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    If she didn't see the OPEN MAN HOLE, then why would she have seen cones etc.

    She learnt her lesson - I hope.

    She's lucky she didn't get run over. That would have been Darwin Award winning.
     
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    I think it's more the city's fault than the girl's - leaving an open hole in the street is an accident waiting to happen.
     

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