Nintendo’s Pokémon GO, which was released in the U.S. on July 7, caused servers to crash due to the immense demand of the most popular game. Ever since it has been released earlier this week, this augmented reality game is proving to be dangerous to human life.
In a recent incident, Lamar Hickson, 26, who stopped in the middle of the highway to catch a Pikachu, has been accused of causing one of the worst highway accidents.
Hickson confessed to the police that he was playing the newly released Pokemon app game known as “Pokemon Go” while driving. He said “Sh*t if you wanna catch them all you gotta risk it all so I put my car in park and started tossing these balls”.
Charges against Hickson are still not known. While no one was seriously injured, this has definitely raised alarms about future accidents. When Cartelpress spoke to one of the car accident victims, he also admitted to be playing the game.
“Texting and driving was already a very serious issue, but now playing Pokemon Go and driving could make things worse,” said Officer Fredrick Jones to Cartelpress. He said this could double or triple the number of incidents that occur due to driving while using a mobile device.