Unless you’ve been living under a rock for about the past month, then you are aware of the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go. No doubt, you’ve seen the countless numbers of people walking around, sometimes obliviously, while looking at their cell phones. While this may seem par for the course of today’s age, they’re probably hunting Pokemon. Unfortunately, people are also hunting Pokemon while driving.
The immensely popular app has warnings: “Do not play Pokemon Go while driving” and “Stay aware of your surroundings.” This still hasn’t stopped a few intrepid players from disregarding these warnings and still attempting to catch that elusive Lapras, even if they should be paying attention to the road.
A driver in Baltimore ignored the warnings. Making the decision to drive and play Pokemon Go at the same time resulted in his crashing into a parked police car. Thankfully, the police officers were standing outside the car when the incident occurred. The entire accident was caught by one of the officer’s body cameras.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the accident.
In another Pokemon Go related accident, a driver in Auburn crashed into a tree while playing the game. This incident took place in mid-July, not too long after the game’s launch.
Auburn police responded to a single-vehicle accident at about 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. The driver of the vehicle had gone off the road and crashed his car into a tree. He suffered minor injuries in the collision.
The driver admitted to having been playing Pokemon Go at the time of the accident, which caused him to be distracted.
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