Teen-ager dies after walking into busy street while texting

Christopher Cepeda, 14, of Davenport, Fla., died today after walking into the path of a car while texting on his cell phone. From the Orlando Sentinel:

“The three friends saw a tan, 1998 Buick 4-Door traveling in the inside lane and stopped. The victim, who was texting on his phone, did not see the car and stepped into the roadway,” the statement said. “The vehicle’s bumper struck the victim, causing him to be thrown over the hood and into the windshield.”

14-year-old dies after walking into path of car while texting on cell phone [Orlando Sentinel]

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15 Responses to Teen-ager dies after walking into busy street while texting

  1. Anonymous says:

    hahaha that’s his dumbass fault!

  2. artbot says:

    #7 “26 people have died, another 130 injured, from texting in the past 10 days.”

    Just get tweeted this?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Think of it as evolution in action.

  4. prion says:

    Was he chewing bubble gum? Too much multitasking can inhibit your ability to accomplish those multiple tasks effectively.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This reminds me of the nosie makers for hybrids because pedestrians are getting hit. LOOK BOTH WAYS and take responsibility for your actions. Though the real question is did he send the text?

  6. Anonymous says:

    what a maroon!

  7. taylor dayne says:

    26 people have died, another 130 injured, from texting in the past 10 days.

  8. stuiethegod says:


    Does that make ma a bad person?

  9. stuiethegod says:

    *insert joke about last words

  10. Halloween Jack says:

    Well, at least he didn’t grow up to be a train engineer.

  11. mujadaddy says:

    /add tag:Florida

  12. shanefer says:

    I’m sure people die all the time while doing things that are distracting them. This is really tragic that someone so young died, regardless of what kind of technology he was using.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Darwin at work … let’s move on.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry and all, but that kind of recklessness really mandates that one should be… special.

  15. the_boy says:

    inevitable, perhaps?

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