While it may have seemed absurd that the City of Toronto discussed the implications of texting and walking earlier this year, once in a while a pedestrian proves the city has a valid argument.
A video uploaded by Toronto Roadcams Dash Cam Videos on November 7 shows a pedestrian walking into a moving fire truck.
And in case you’re wondering, the firetruck was responding to a call and was blasting its sirens.
The pedestrian, who appears to have over-the-ears headphones, was crossing at St. Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Road, when he crossed paths with the firetruck. He bumps into the firetruck, his headphones drop to the ground, and he walks back to the sidewalk.
Meanwhile, the firetruck stops — we’re assuming simply to check if he’s okay. The pedestrian seems fine, although is probably walking away with a bruised ego.
Like mom and dad always taught us, look right and left before crossing the street. You never know when a firetruck may appear.