This game can easily be put in the same category as drunk driving or texting while driving as participants walk around with their eyes glued to their smartphones, blindly walking into potential danger.
A Pokemon Go player, 15, has been hit by a car while playing on the popular app, prompting her mother to warn other teens to beware of the game.
Autumn Diesroth, of Pennsylvania, suffered injuries to her collarbone and foot when she was struck by the vehicle at the intersection of Ross Street and East Ninth Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
Her mother, Tracy Nolan, says her daughter had been playing the game when she found herself at the busy highway. When she tried to cross, she was hit.
‘The Pokemon game took her across a major highway at 5 o’clock in the evening, which is rush hour,’ Nolan told Channel 11.
‘Parents, don’t let your kids play this game because you don’t want to go through what I went through last night. I really thought I was losing my daughter,’ she said.