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Distracted Walking Injuries Can Be Prevented With Common Sense
Date:7/10/2013

Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

With teens out of school and people on the roads in greater numbers, numerous Public Service Announcements warning about the repercussions of texting and driving are being unfurled, and rightly so. But with mobile devices now dominating the lives of most citizens, texting at the wheel is far from the only dangerous distraction in the world.

A new study featured in the August issue of Accident Analysis and Prevention shows that injuries attributable to distracted walking are actually on the upswing, and a HealthDay report entitled “Cellphone ‘Distracted Walking’ Sending Pedestrians To The ER” gives a preview of the findings contained therein.

In 2010, more than 1,500 pedestrians from around the country received emergency room treatment due to a cellphone-related mishap, an increase of hundreds from the previous year. What’s more, the researchers have noted that the actual number of incidents could in reality be dramatically higher, as the study didn’t take into account persons who died or did not immediately seek treatment.

The Lancaster personal injury lawyers of Handler Henning & Rosenberg have grown deeply concerned about this trend. Matthew P. Rosenberg, in particular, has been able to note a recent increase in accidents related to distracted driving and worries about the fact that distraction is no longer limited to the automotive realm.

“We’ve seen the troubling rise in distracted driving-related accidents right alongside everyone else,” said Mr. Rosenberg. “But what man
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