One second a Staten Island teenager was walking down the street, the next second she was gone.Apparently in New York you can sue yourself for being an idiot. Who knew?
Alexa Longueira was walking down Victory Boulevard and getting ready to text-message when she fell into an open sewer manhole. Now the city is trying to figure out why the manhole was left open and unblocked.
Alexa suffered some cuts and scrapes but is otherwise OK.
He mother says workers told her they left the manhole open and unattended for just seconds while they went to fetch some cones from their truck. [...]
Alexa's mom says it doesn't matter that her daughter was text-messaging, the manhole should not have been left open. The family plans to file as lawsuit.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Texting Teen Falls Down Open Manhole on Staten Island