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Philadelphia Idiot Who Made National News Last Week Further Embarrasses City This Week

We ran the above video last week of a guy who was in the Berks El station, talking on his phone, and unknowingly walked right off of the platform and tumbled onto the tracks. A surveillance camera captured his embarrassing moment (which actually happened last year). SEPTA gave the video to the Associated Press last month as a sort of PSA against distracted walking. Naturally, the video made Gawker, and it also hit the Daily Mail in Britain. Now, as if that weren't painful enough, along comes Atlantic Cities:

Sturdy nets, or perhaps a screeching alarm similar to when bowlers go "over the line," might be needed in Philadelphia's train system to save its phone-loving passengers from harming themselves.

Please, someone save us, before we topple off the platform again!

· This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway [Atlantic Cities]
Philadelphia Idiot Makes News in England [CPHI]