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Listen to the audio and fill in the missing words from the news story.
You can easily pause the audio and take time to write your answers. When you are done look at Monday’s blog post to see the complete story and check your answers.
We’re all aware of the dangers of _______ and driving — it’s not wise to take your eyes off the road when _______ down the freeway surrounded by steel and glass — but what about texting and _______? There’s at least one medical professor out there who believes that walking and text _______ is even more dangerous than texting and driving.
According to Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Buffalo, texting and walking is responsible for more injuries per mile than ______ and texting.
“Pedestrian injuries are particularly dangerous because there’s no protective area __________ you when you’re hit by a car. We always view pedestrian injuries as kind of high risk ______.” Jehle said.
The numbers are incredible. Over the course of a year, around 41,000 pedestrians visit the _______ room with some kind of injury. Out of those, up to 15 percent, or more than 6,100, are the result of someone using a mobile phone while walking.
Jehle has seen all kinds of injuries ______ from texting and walking. Pelvic fractures, head injuries as pedestrians are tossed up onto a car and into the windshield, _______ down stairs, walking into walls… the list goes on. Play it safe folks — if you need to write a text, stop _______ and be still.