A quiet night for many was interrupted by a car accident caused by a man playing the latest smartphone game “Pokémon Go” in Baltimore, Maryland. However, the vehicle hit did not belong to a common pedestrian; it belonged to one of Baltimore’s Police Department’s patrol cars.
The young man who hit the parked patrol car was driving a small SUV while playing the game, as noted by one of the police officer’s body camera that recorded the event at 3:30 a.m. Nobody involved in the accident was seriously injured.
Possibly embarrassed, the young man took out his smartphone and showed the police what he was doing at the time of the accident. This event, along with other news regarding the safety of young people playing the game while driving, is a growing concern that many parents - and police departments - are facing.