Playing Pokemon GO is becoming dangerous these days. The latest news is about a 15-year-old girl who was hit by a car while playing the mobile game.
The augmented reality game, which based on a cute Nintendo character like Pikachu, became the top grossing app in the iPhone app store just a few days after its Wednesday launch in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.
According to CBS Pittsburgh, the mother of the 15-year-old teenage girl, who was hit by a car said that Pokemon GO is to blame for her daughter’s accident and is urging other parents to keep their children away from the widely popular game.
15-year-old Autumn Deiseroth was crossing the busy four-lane road near the Tarentum Bridge in the heat of rush hour traffic. The girl was on her way home, about a block away, when she was hit near the intersection of East 9th Avenue and Ross Street, where the accident happened.
Released just a few days ago, Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm, bringing in at least $14 million in revenue and already on its way to becoming the social media craze. While Pokemon GO has been a huge success, not everyone who used it had a positive experience, like the recent reports about a man who caught her girlfriend cheating thanks to the app’s GPS snapshots.
And it’s not just an accident, Pokemon GO has also been involved in several other dramatic incidents this past week, like the recent reports about Pokemon GO players that helped police catch a man wanted for attempted murder in California while playing the game. More recently, a report about a girl that found a dead body while searching for Pokemon by a river in Wyoming.
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