Teen Crashes Car Into School While Playing Pokemon Go

Posted: Jul 29 2016, 1:42am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 29 2016, 1:50am CDT, in News


Teen Crashes Car Into School Playing Pokemon Go
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Another accident involving Pokemon Go occurred Thursday in Melbourne, Australia

Australia was one of the launch countries of Pokemon Go. You would think that trainers would know by now that playing Pokemon Go while driving is extremely dangerous. Well, turns out that is not the case. A 19-year-old crashed his car at 7pm on Thursday into a school in the outskirts of Melbourne. 

Victoria Police states that it appeared the man was using the Pokemon Go phone app when he lost control of his car and smashed through a fence into a portable building at the school grounds according to Australian ABC News.

The teen is facing charges for careless driving. The good news is that nobody got hurt and the Pokemon trainer only caused property damage.

The Victoria police has apparently seen this coming and has ran road side warning messages, warning drivers of the danger of playing Pokemon Go while driving. The signs read: "Don't Drive and Pokemon."

This seems so obvious as taking your eyes of the road just for a glimpse can be dangerous. Texting while driving is forbidden. It is obvious that playing Pokemon Go while driving is forbidden.

The latest reports say that over 75 million people have downloaded Pokemon Go around the world. Besides most of Asia, South America and Africa, the augmented reality game has been rolled out world-wide.

Niantic managed to get their servers stable, but the game has still restrictions to reduce load. The so called 3 step glitch is still in effect. The servers are also not 100% up. Yesterday Niantic only achieved about 90%.

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