What started as an innocent game has become a cause for concern. Such was the case of a 28-year-old man who crashed into a tree while playing Pokémon Go on a late Tuesday night.
The game, which uses a smartphone’s camera to create a virtual reality atmosphere on the user’s screen, has created safety concerns across the nation. This is due to the player’s need to focus their attention on finding the game’s characters, which is achieved by walking around the real world to find and catch the hidden monsters.
According to New York’s Auburn Police Department, the driver is not badly hurt, but his wrecked vehicle had to be towed away from the scene. Among the recommendations that the police department gave to avoid phone-related accidents, Chief Shawn Butler stressed using common sense while driving and for drivers to not distract their attention from the road.