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A Guy Crashed His Car Into A Tree While Playing Pokémon Go

Don't Pokémon Go and drive, people!

Posted on July 13, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. ET

A driver crashed his car into a tree while playing Pokémon Go on his phone, the Auburn Police Department in New York said Wednesday.

Auburn Police Department


Police responded to a car accident that occurred when a driver crashed his vehicle into a tree on Tuesday at 10:44 p.m.

"The driver admitted to actively playing the Pokémon Go game while driving, causing him to become distracted and run off the roadway into a tree," the Auburn Police Department said in a press release.

Richard Vogel / AP

"Luckily the driver was not seriously injured but this is an example of how easily accidents can occur when someone is engaged in the game and not paying attention," police said.

A police spokesperson did not say whether the driver was being charged. The investigation is ongoing.

The accident prompted Auburn police, like several other police departments across the country, to issue a public safety alert about Pokémon Go.

Auburn Police Department / Via auburnny.gov

Police at Texas A&M University also reported a traffic accident Tuesday, when an illegally parked car — whose driver had exited to catch a Pokémon — was struck from behind by another vehicle.

7/11-Traffic accident: Illegally parked car struck from behind (*Airbags deployed in 2nd car). 1st driver had exited to catch a Pokémon.

Campus police also had to deal with a "suspicious vehicle" whose occupants were playing Pokémon Go.

7/11-Suspicious Vehicle: Reported to PD for suspicious behavior near a campus building after 1 am. Occupants were playing Pokémon Go.

Campus police did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.


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