Distracted Girl On Cellphone Plunges Into a Sinkhole

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We've seen people take some serious spills because they're all walking and talking or texting and not paying attention, but what happens to this poor girl is just horrible. That had to hurt.

The teenage girl in the video above was walking quickly down the street, enraptured by her conversation. She was so caught up in the call, in fact, that she didn't notice the caution blocks on the street warning her that was about to get gobbled up by a sinkhole. It's terrible to watch her plunge 20 feet straight down through the hollow ground, but you just can't look away. Fortunately, a passing cab driver saw her fall and he dove down the hole after her. Unfortunately, the earth continued to crumble and both of them were then trapped underground.

Fortunately, official assistance was quick to arrive, and according to the report from Today (below), everyone came up okay ok. Phew!

People! Cellphones are very convenient because you can have conversations anywhere, but please please please be careful. You don't want this to happen to you. But if it does, uh, could you make sure someone's filming it? [CNN and Today]