WATCH: Woman in China illustrates the dangers of using your phone while walking
We hope for her sake the phone is waterproof.
Walk through the streets of any busy town and you run the risk of bumping into someone whose attention is clearly focused on the smartphone under their nose rather than the path in front of them.
Most of us have probably been guilty of doing it at some stage and most of us are probably lucky enough to have avoided the fate that befell an unfortunate woman in China recently.
The woman in question, who seemed to be walking at a fair pace, failed to recognise the fountain in front of her and you can tell what happened next…
Texting while walking claims another victim: Woman glued to her phone walks right into a large fountain in the middle of a Beijing mall pic.twitter.com/VqJl6t2ygs
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) January 21, 2017