Cell phone addiction almost claimed another life in China recently with video hitting Chinese social media yesterday showing a man in Zhejiang’s Haining city who was so focused on his smartphone that he didn’t notice the large truck backing up straight into him.
Fortunately, the truck’s driver was apparently not on his phone and comes to a quick stop after sending the pedestrian comically flying backward.
While exact numbers are not known, cell phone addiction does appear to be a dangerous and growing epidemic in China. Last month, being impaled by a 4-meter-long rail didn’t even stop one car accident victim from continuing to play around on his smartphone.
At this time, there is no cure, though, perhaps a little public humiliation is just what the doctor ordered.