CNN reported a woman falling out of a car passenger window and onto a busy highway to film a Snapchat video in the UK.
“The frontseat passenger was hanging out the car whilst filming a Snapchat video along the #M25 south of London. She then fell out of the car and into a live lane. It is only by luck she wasn’t injured or killed”, tweeted Roads Policing Unit aka @SurreyRoadCops.
Some 259 people worldwide died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Researchers found that the most selfie deaths occurred in India, followed by Russia, the U.S. and Pakistan. Most of the victims were men (around 72%) and under the age of 30.
In 2019, four members of the same family drowned at a dam near India after slipping into the water while trying to take a selfie.