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A Girl Safe Because Twitter

Written By soen on Friday, August 6, 2010 | 8/06/2010

Leigh Fazzina

Link 2 Mobile. A woman was lost and fell from her mountain bike. She worried that her neck would be broken and nothing is helping. Twitter fortunately rescued.
Leigh Fazzina - 36-year-old, lost in a forest area of 120 hectares of Connecticut after finishing her littel triathlons Tuesday. She said that was coming down the valley and try to find the main trail bike and back into the race.

But the front wheel hit a tree root. After experiencing a painful landing on the ground, bleeding Fazzina, panicked and could not walk and she needed help.

Philadelphia amateur cyclists are located in Connecticut to visit her brother and did not know was where. Fazzina tried to shout for help, but other cyclists, including her cousin was too far away to be heard.

Fazzina said that she tried to contact her cousin the other through the phone but could not connect. In desperation, Fazzina trying to open a Twitter having in 1000 "follower".

"I was exposed to serious injury and NEED help!" She writes.

"Can you call Windings Trail in Farmington, CT told them I was trapped in a bicycle accident in the woods." There are at least a dozen people who they've never met want to call Windings Trail. Mary Ellen Harper, director and rescue services for the Farmington Fire Department said her department got a call from California, New York to Chicago.

Only in a few minutes from send Tweet, Fazzina said that she heard the ambulance sirens. In the garden area is very limited mobile phone signal and people still can send short messages and Tweet 140 characters when you can not make voice calls, said David Redl from the CTIA wireless association and an industry group.

"If you're at the edge of a network (wireless), you would have to askses enough to send SMS messages," Redl said.

Although Twitter has more than 125 million users, this is still an uncommon way to request emergency assistance.
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