Fifteen year-old Alexa Longueira was walking along Victory Boulevard in Staten Island minding her own business when she fell into an open manhole. Instead of paying attention to where she was walking, she was too intent on tapping out a text message to notice the gaping gap in the sidewalk and just dropped straight on in. Now her parents are suing the city.
A construction crew using coordinates from a global positioning system demolished a 60-year-old home in Carrollton earlier this week. Problem – it was the wrong house.
In Branch, Arkansas, a man who police suspect may have been trying to steal electricity was electrocuted and fell 30 feet from a power pole. In addition, when police arrived to investigate the incident, they found a methamphetamine lab in his home.
A British driver has blamed his GPS navigation unit for leaving his car teetering on the edge of a cliff after he followed its instructions. Robert Jones said he trusted his navigational system and continued to follow it when it told him the steep, narrow footpath he was driving on was a road. Go figure!