Texting and walking too dangerous? These crazy accidents might happen if you do...
Soon, texting while walking could be a criminal offence in New Jersey in the United States, according to a proposal by US Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt.
She reasoned that it was just as dangerous as jaywalking, and thus should be given the same penalty.
Is such a law warranted?
Accidents caused by using mobile phones have been constantly circulating around the Internet.
Here are some of the craziest ones The New Paper found.
She wandered through a restaurant kitchen, her eyes glued to her phone.
Distracted, she knocked over a gas cylinder.
Smoke rushed out of the cylinder. Shortly after, the kitchen burst into flames.
The woman suffered burns and the kitchen was badly damaged, Metro reported on Mar 27.
The fire caused tens of thousands of English pounds of damage, according to Mirror.
Surveillance footage showing the woman walking while texting on her phone, knocking over the cannister and the kitchen blowing up in flames. PHOTO: METRO
Watch the full video at Metro.co.uk
Trapped in a drain cover
Wishing you had skinnier legs?
The thin legs of a girl turned into her worst nightmare when she became stuck in a drain cover, in Mianyang, China, because she was using her phone to text a friend while walking.
Her legs went straight through the grille when she stepped on the drain cover, leaving her wedged, reported news.com.au.
The fire brigade was called to her rescue and she was freed 45 minutes after getting stuck.
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Crushed under truck
In Guangdong, China, a woman was hit by a white lorry before being crushed by a truck coming from the opposite side.
CCTV footage showed that the woman was using her cellphone while crossing the road.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, reported MailOnline.VIDEO: MAILONLINE
A Chinese woman walked into a canal at about 10.30pm on Jan 6 while distracted by her mobile phone.
The woman, who could not swim, struggled for a minute before drowning in the canal, surveillance camera footage showed.
Her death was discovered the next day when authorities discovered her shoes floating in the water, according to MailOnline.VIDEO: MAILONLINE
Snake bites distracted man
A man, distracted by his Android phone, was walking over a parking lot in Oklahoma, US, when he stepped on a bull snake.
In response, the 1.2m-long bull snake sunk its teeth into Malone's leg before slithering away, reported WTVR.com.
Thankfully for him, the snake was non-venomous.
The man helped release the snake back to the wild afterwards.VIDEO: WTVR.COM
Fall into mall fountain
Video footage of a woman who walked straight into a fountain while texting went viral on YouTube in 2011, reaching over 1.5 million views.
Mrs Cathy Marrero, then 49, worked in the mall in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
The video footage, uploaded by the mall security, was peppered with commentary such as "Oh my god! Play it back, play it back", according to a report by MailOnline.
Mrs Marrero sued the mall after accusing staff of laughing, instead of helping her out of the water.VIDEO: TELEGRAPH
So, what do you think? Should there be a law against pedestrians who text while they walk?Should you be fined or jailed for texting while walking?