CBS 2 Reporter Files Dispatch on Pedestrian Deaths While Driving Distracted

The distracted drivers over at CBS 2 News have outdone themselves. Even when the topic turns to pedestrian fatalities and the script does a decent job of describing the problem, the genius producers who brought you “Mobile 2” make their reporters file from a roving deathtrap with a satellite link.

Watch reporter Kathryn Brown struggle to form sentences as she drives down Nassau’s Hempstead Turnpike, informing viewers of the pedestrian death toll on… Hempstead Turnpike.

Next week on CBS 2: How dangerous is it to fire a crossbow in the middle of Times Square while blindfolded? We’ll find out!

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