View Full Version : Texting Teen Falls Down Manhole

07-12-2009, 11:57 AM
By Victoria Cavaliere
updated 33 minutes ago

We all know that walking and texting is a tough combination -- but a Staten Island teen learned the hard way when she fell into an uncovered sewer manhole while trying to send a message.
Now, the family of Alexa Longueira, 15, intends to sue.
The girl suffered a fright and some scrapes on her arms back after she dropped into the hole on Victory Boulevard.
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"It was four or five feet, it was very painful. I kind of crawled out and the DEP guys came running and helped me," Longueria told the Staten Island Advance.. "They were just, like, 'I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
For its part, the Department of Environmental Protection said its workers had turned away briefly to grab some cones when the incident occurred.
"We regret that this happened and wish the young woman a speedy recovery," DEP spokeswoman Mercedes Padilla said in a statement. She added that crews were flushing a high-pressure sewer line at the time.
The girl was checked out at Staten Island University Hospital and released.
Sewer line workers are supposed to cut off pedestrian access to work sites or at least mark them with warning signs.
The family said they will file a lawsuit -- for what, though, is not immediately clear. Her mother, Kim Longueira, said it doesn't matter that her daughter was walking and texting, and also, the 'gross' factor that can't be ignored.
"Oh my God, it was putrid," she said. "One of her sneakers is still down there"



I'm not surprised the family is filing a lawsuit. I hope it gets thrown out and the judge humilates this girl in the court room for being a dumb little brainless cunt. Just think, she will be operating a vehicle soon.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-12-2009, 12:03 PM
it would have to be on staten island too lol

07-12-2009, 12:14 PM
as euro geeks in the wu chamber would say: "RZA should slay this hoe for making a mockery of shaolin"

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-12-2009, 12:33 PM

have you ever been to staten island?

it makes a mockery of itself with little effort

07-12-2009, 12:40 PM
I had an opportunity when I was younger but it never worked out. I've been to almost every borough in NYC.

After seeing that MTV special about being a Staten Islander with all the obnoxious italian girls I can't blame RZA for moving to Arizona or wherever.

check two
07-12-2009, 12:48 PM
Too bad it didn't have a deeper drop.

07-12-2009, 01:09 PM

Huggasaurus Sex
07-12-2009, 01:23 PM
thankfully she was able to post an alert on her twitter which led rescue teams to her location within just a few hours.

OMG i just fell down a manhole you guys someone call 911. it's SO gross here :-(
about 23 hours ago from web

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-12-2009, 01:27 PM

isn't the 21st century great?

07-12-2009, 01:39 PM

and then there was Twitter.

I can't wait for someone like Lewis Black to discuss it during a stand-up routine somewhere down the line.

Uncle Steezo
07-12-2009, 05:38 PM
if she gets paid, would you find an open hole and fall in it?

Lex Lugor
07-12-2009, 05:47 PM
i saw that true life GHAHGAHAHAHAHAHA
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drippie k
07-12-2009, 05:55 PM
what a retarded bitch, she should not have been texting and walking at the same time..its her fucking fault for not paying attention to where she was walking, do you honestly think she would've noticed the warning signs while texting anyway? thats like walking down the street reading a book or writing a note or something...god dammit stupid people like this piss me off and on top of that she'll most likely win

07-12-2009, 07:22 PM
if she gets paid, would you find an open hole and fall in it?

If I fell in an open hole I'd land in my B-Boy gargoyle stance uninjured, and then I'd do it again just for thrills.

Ghost In The 'Lac
07-12-2009, 07:30 PM

Wu-Tang Forum Internet Poster
07-12-2009, 07:39 PM
If I fell in an open hole I'd land in my B-Boy gargoyle stance uninjured, and then I'd do it again just for thrills.

haha b-boy gargoyle stance


haha also