Alexa Longueira, Teen Girl Falls In Open Manhole While Texting & Blames DEP for Incident … Don’t Walk and Text
Friends don’t let friends walk and text …
When is a person responsible to actually watch wear they are walking? So much for personal responsibility. Isn’t it one’s responsibility to mitigate their damages and actually be required to look where they are walking?
Who actually walks into an open man hole?
In what can only be described as the DUH moment of the week and also the, no fool, it is your fault and stop blaming others comes this incredible story from Staten Island, New York.
Alexa Longueira, a 15 year old high school sophomore was walking along a boulevard in Staten Island, NY when suddenly she fell into an open man hole and into the sewer. Would one need a warning sign at the edge of a cliff, or would someone walk off the edge of it as if they were Wile E. Coyote?
She said the manhole she fell in to was left open and unattended with no warning signs or orange cones. She said two workers with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection failed to secure the area as they prepared to flush the sewer
“It was just really gross and it was shocking and scary,” she said. “Because of their careless mistake I got hurt.”
The first question one might ask is, how in the hell did Alexa Longueira actually walk into an open manhole? The answer … she was texting while walking and not paying attention to where she was going. So much for any type of personal responsibility. How is it not one’s duty to actually watch where they are walking? So if she walked out into on-coming traffic while texting, that would be the drivers fault?
“Regardless of whether I’m texting or not if there was a cone there I’m gong to see a big orange cone,” she said. “I walk that sidewalk every day, I don’t expect a big hole there.”
Of course in our “no personal responsibility” and “sue happy” nation, the family wants $’s because of their daughter’s lack of paying attention. I guess where we know where she learned responsibility from. Earth to Longueira family, an elderly person or mother pushing a stroller would have the common sense to see the open man hole and avoid it.
The Longueira family wants more than get well wishes. They may sue. Alexa’s mother, Kim, said: “It could have been an elderly person, a mother pushing a stroller. It could have been anyone.”
Maybe the Longueira family needs to talk to this kid who has experience with walk and taxting.