The Pokemon Go craze is taking over the world and it seems common sense doesn't stand a chance.
The latest incident occurred in Pennsylvania when 15-year old Autumn Deiseroth was hit crossing a busy four-lane road after catching a Pokemon at a local museum. She suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital after a short overnight stay.
While it's sad that she was injured, Deiseroth is blaming the game for accident. As she explained to Pittsburgh's WTAE, she never would have gone to the museum if it wasn't for the game.
Her mother, Tracy Nolan, also blames Pokemon Go as she told the station "This thing had her crossing the highway to chase a Pokemon." She added, her daughter is a "hermit" and "I blamed the game because she would not have been out of the house."
Of course, nothing forced her to play the game or to cross a busy street to catch a Pokemon. Blaming the game on the accident is simply ridiculous as the only two people who could possibly be at fault are Deiseroth and the driver of the vehicle that hit her.
This is far from the first accident associated with Pokemon Go as police in Auburn, New York were called to a crash involving a 28-year-old man who was playing the game while driving. The driver was not seriously injured but police chief Shawn Butler said he will likely be ticked once the investigation is complete.
It goes without saying, if you want to play Pokemon Go or any other game for that matter, pay attention to your surroundings and use common sense.
Source: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh