1,152 people have been checked into emergency rooms for injuries incurred while texting and walking according to the Consumer Public safety commission. This number does not include those whose injuries were considered non emergencies, or lied about how they incurred their injuries.
Communicating takes a lot of brain power, texting takes a lot of visual focus. With all of your attention directed on your phone you could unintentionally end up in the hospital for a long time.
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