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been in the process of responding to a text message from a friend when he veered into the lane of oncoming traffic.
TOP CRASH ODDS: Text messaging (or texting) on a cell phone — 23 times more likely Talking on a cell phone — 4 to 5 times more likely Reading — 3 times more likely Applying makeup — 3 times more likely Reaching for a moving object — 9 times more likely Dialing on a hand-held device — 3 times more likely Talking or listening on a hand-held device — 1.3 times more likely
A 20-year-old was so distracted by her cellphone that she fell between metro cars in Montreal last Friday morning and was crushed to death,
Metro video surveillance footage shows Dumont looking down at her cellphone and walking into the gap between two cars.