Pokemon Go Player Crashes Car Into Tree While Playing Game

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It was only a matter of time before someone wrecked a car playing Pokemon Go. According to Syracuse.com, a 28 year man distracted by Pokemon Go crashed his car into a tree last night. The man was trying to catch a Pokemon near Auburn, NY when he drove his car off the roadway and into a tree. He later admitted to police that he was playing Pokemon Go at the time of the accident.

While the man's car is missing a front end, no one was seriously hurt in the accident. The Auburn Police said that traffic tickets are pending following the results of an investigation.

Although Pokemon Go is meant to be played while walking around neighborhoods, many players have taken to playing the game while on the road. Traffic and law enforcement agencies across the country have reminded players not to "Pokemon and drive", to mixed success at best. ComicBook.com encourages players to use common sense while playing Pokemon Go and to have a passenger catch Pokemon on your behalf while driving.

Pokemon Go is available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany.

(Via Syracuse.com)