A 2nd Pokémon Go Driving Death Has Occurred

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Just days after a Pokémon Go related driving fatality occurred in Japan, another death has resulted as the result of a driver distracted by the game.

When Pokemon Go launched in the West, it was the cause of a significant amount of questionable behavior and general mayhem. Thankfully, however, few people were seriously hurt. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of people in Japan. Yesterday we reported that an elderly woman was killed after a farmer playing Pokemon Go accidentally drove into her, and now we have a second fatality to report in as many days.

According to Japanese news sources, a 29-year-old Vietnamese woman was struck while riding her bicycle by somebody playing Pokemon Go and driving. The accident happened earlier this month, but the woman died from her injuries on Thursday. The 26-year-old man who hit her explained how the incident happened:

“Just before, I had been playing Pokemon Go, and I was going to charge my phone, and when I looked away, that’s when it happened.”

This is becoming a rather serious issue and despite warnings from Niantic, this is continuing. I don’t know what the solution is, but people need to be more responsible when they play.

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