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Headphone-Wearing Pedestrian Deaths Up

Scary, but understandable statistic: in the last six years, the number of headphone-wearing people seriously injured or killed near roads or train tracks has tripled. In 2004–05 there were only 16 incidents, while the number hit 47 in 2010–11. The research was published in the journal Injury Prevention. The study, however, does have a flaw: it relies heavily on media reports.