Another Tragic Reminder for NYC Pedestrians to Stay Alert

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A broken and inoperable mobile phone lays on the groundPhoto: Peer Grimm/dpa/Corbis

In case you weren't sufficiently terrified by this map of last year's traffic fatalities, here's another reminder to pay attention to traffic and stay off your cell phone, even as a pedestrian. According to the New York Post, King Fong was talking on her phone while crossing Bay Parkway against the light Saturday night when a Dodge sedan hit her. Despite onlookers doing their best to administer CPR, the 79-year-old later died at Lutheran Medical Center. So go ahead and pause that Candy Crush game next time you venture off the sidewalk.