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Police Warn: Texting While Walking Can Kill You

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It's not only texting drivers who cause crashes -- police warn that the number of emergency room visits by distracted walkers has increased steadily.

Not on that: More than half of injuries recently reported while people were on their cellphones while walking in their homes.

Statistics for 2013, the most recent year available, found that 3,154 people died and an estimated 424,000 were hurt in distraction-related mishaps in the U.S.

More than two-thirds of those injured were women and slightly more than half were under age 40. More than 20 percent were age 71 or older.

Police urge people to think twice before keeping their eyes on a fixed screen while in motion.

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