The number of pedestrians who were taken to the emergency department for injuries related to cellphone use increased from 1,055 in 2008 to 1,506 in 2010, according to a study in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Researchers looked at a federal database of ED visits between 2004 and 2010 and found that young adults sustained the most number of pedestrian injuries caused by the use of cellphones while walking.

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