Woman 'Lucky' To Be Alive After Falling Out Of Car While Filming Snapchat Video
A woman in the UK is lucky to be alive after she fell out of a car on a highway.
Police in Surrey were shocked to discover the woman tumbled out of vehicle on the M25 at speed because she was taking a Snapchat video.
The Roads Police Unit wrote on Twitter: "The front seat passenger was hanging out the car whilst filming a SnapChat video along the M25. She then fell out the car and into a live lane. It is only by luck she wasn't seriously injured or killed."
They added that the case has left them with 'no words' and it doesn't take a genius to suggest that other people shouldn't do the same.
The front seat passenger was hanging out the car whilst filming a SnapChat video along the #M25. She then fell out the car and into a live lane.- Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK (@SurreyRoadCops) September 19, 2020
It is only by luck she wasn't seriously injured or killed.#nowords
A spokesman for the police froce said: "Officers were called to the M25 between junction six and Clacket Lane Services shortly after 01:30 BST following reports of a female falling out of a moving vehicle. The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene and her injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing."
People seemed furious about the avoidable incident on social media.
One person on Twitter wrote: "Should be made to pay for the closure of the road, made to pay the police and highways for dealing with the complete lunacy she has caused."
Another added: "This individual should be named and shamed and made to pay the bills for the emergency services efforts."
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However, when a third user asked whether police gave them a battering when they arrived on the scene, the Surrey Roads Police Unit replied with: "Every chance they worked it out before we spoke to them about it!"
People have suffered serious injury and even death while trying to take selfies.
A global study revealed 259 people died taking selfies between 2011 and 2017.
The deaths stemmed from 137 separate incidents and the average age of those who died was around 23. Almost three quarters of the deaths were men, with transport, drowning and falls among the most common causes of death.
The study, which was conducted by the US National Library of Medicine, also showed the number of selfie related deaths is increasing, with only three reported in 2011, as opposed to 98 in 2016.
The study was compiled through a comprehensive analysis of news reports, using search terms such as 'selfie deaths', 'selfie accidents' and 'koolfie deaths'.
Researchers say previous studies of selfie deaths did not give accurate results as they compiled findings from sources such as Twitter and Wikipedia. However, the study also suggests the actual number of people who have died taking a selfie could be much higher.
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