In Davenport, Florida, Christopher Cededa, a 14 year old died, after being hit by a vehicle while text messaging on his cell phone. His friends saw the 1994 Buick and stopped. Christopher was busy sending a text to somebody and did not notice the vehicle. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office stated that the woman driver probably would not be charged with any violation or traffic citation.
Technology is great but it can cause distractions for pedestrians, bicycle riders and drivers. Just like drinking and driving does not mix. Texting and walking close to roads or across roads does not mix. Christopher’s death is tragic for his family and the community. His story may very well prevent other deaths and tragedies from happening in the future. Boy Dies After Collision While Text Messaging.