Electronic Device Distracts Man Causing Him To Walk Off A Cliff

12/30/2015 | Auto, Semi & Motorcycle Wrecks

We have written about distracted driving quite often but did not expect to be writing about distracted walking. A man distracted by an electronic device walked off a cliff in San Diego on Christmas day. Witnesses say he wasn’t watching where he was walking as he walked along Sunset Cliffs but was “looking down at the device in his hands.” The man apparently drove to Sunset Cliffs with a passenger to watch the sunset. Three people tried to resuscitate him at the scene but he was later pronounced dead.  He was thirty-three years old. Witnesses speculate the device was a phone or camera but investigators have been unable to recover a device from the scene.  Investigators believe his death was an accident.