Dangers of Distraction: Texting and Walking

Is texting and walking more dangerous than driving?
3:00 | 02/16/14

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We've reported plenty here on the dangers of using your cell phone while driving tonight -- what police here in New York City believe is an eye opening case of what can happen -- simply using your phone. As you walk. Here's ABC's Ryan Smith. Just days ago a woman -- literally fell on to New York City Subway tracks as the train was approaching. The train stop and not -- hitting the woman. Take a look at this video shot by -- BC news producer as first responders rushed to her rescue. According to police witnesses say the victim was using her phone at the time of the accident. -- -- a disputes that telling ABC news she may have been feeling dizzy and fell onto the tracks. The -- member reached by ABC news declined to comment but as authorities try to piece together what really happened. The case could highlight what police say is -- growing danger. Texting while walking. It's a big distraction pedestrians on what to -- they're walking they're not aware. According to a national study the number of mobile phone related pedestrian injuries has doubled in recent years. Even exceeding the number of injuries among drivers using mobile phones. Another study shows just how hard it is to walk a straight line -- focused only on your phone and for so many of us who claim we can safely do both. Our own juju Chang discovered that might be -- stretch. We feel like you're welcome back to. And that's for that woman struck by the subway train tonight David -- -- in the hospital and they tell us that she's in good condition that's a good pictures of Brian thank you.

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