A 20-year-old woman talking on her cell phone ran a red light in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She never saw the light. It’s called “inattention blindness.” You’re able to look at but cannot see objects around you. The phone call, ironically, concerned the young woman’s charity work with young people. Next she knew, she’d taken the life of a 12-year-old boy riding in the back seat of the car she’d struck in the intersection. She plead guilty to negligent homicide.
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