Boy Falls onto Subway Tracks While Playing PSP

People are too distracted nowadays by their electronics, and it isn't just distracted driving. Some have been run over by trains while texting, or hit by cars. In this case, a 10 year old boy nearly suffered the consequences of playing a portable video game while near some subway tracks.

It serves as another cautionary tale of too much electronic distraction. The incident occurred in Milan, Italy, and was caught on video. The 10-year-old boy was playing a video game on his PlayStation Portable (PSP) when he slipped off the platform and onto the tracks. Fortunately, off-duty police officer Alessandro Micalizzi, 23, was nearby, and he acted quickly.
"I just reacted with instinct - I saw him go over and he was lying on the track so I just jumped down, grabbed him and carried him to the platform. He was crying and shocked but other than that he was OK.

"He was with his mother and sister, and before he fell I saw them out of the corner of my eye and he was completely lost in his game and wasn't looking where he was going.

"I just had a few seconds because he had got off a train and mine was due in less than a minute so I acted as quickly as I could, making sure not to touch the rails."

This comes not too long after a woman, Cathy Cruz Marrero, 49, fell into a mall fountain while texting. The video was uploaded to YouTube and went viral. For a time, it seemed there might be legal action over the video, but then information about Marrero's own legal issues emerged.

This incident and the earlier one just show how humans, distracted by their electronics, need to be more careful. Watch the boy's rescue below.

Via:  Dailly Mail
Tags:  Sony, PSP, Italy
coolice 3 years ago

Woah Woah!! Thats Scary Stuff! I know i get distracted, but there are a few rules i always follow

1) always take off ear/headphones when near the subway. You dont know if someone else might be in trouble.

2) take em off when cross streets, especially at night

3) gaming/ texting while walking.... No.... doesnt matter if i have the magic score that will get me laid.... i'd rather not sacrifice my life for it.

And commenteers, please dont place the blame on lack of parenting.... the kids 10 years old, should know better, or should have some common sense.

Then again... they say common sense is not all that common.... Catch 22 anyone?

inspector 3 years ago

Hum out of the 3 rules u stated coolice, i only follow number 3... LOL, when my headset is on i hear nothing else around me...

fat78 3 years ago

i once saw a kid in my school trip down the stairs because he was on his phone(lucky for him it was only a couple).

coolice 3 years ago

Recite my rules... embed it in your brains and DNA, that way, some day, your offspring's offspring's offsprings might help scientists discover that theres a gene that humans evolved, which helps prevent accidents when using portable electronic devices.

1) always take off ear/headphones when near the subway. You dont know if someone else might be in trouble.

2) take em off when crossing streets, especially at night

3) Dont game/ text while walking.... No, Stop (its hammer time) put it in your pocket.... doesnt matter if you have the magic score that will get you laid.... you'd rather not embarrass yourself or worst case, Die... Dun Dun Dunnnnn.

CDeeter 3 years ago

Totally agree. Put the toys away and pay attention to where you are going. It doesn't matter whether you are driving, riding a bike, or walking being distracted can dangerous for you and those around you. There will be plenty of time to play with them when you get where you are going.Stick out tongue

rrplay 3 years ago

Damn that gotta hurt ! and I know from firsthand experience that it does.

'cause I 'fell-off' an 'L platform in Chicago quite some time ago and it certainly was not game related but quite sobering.

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