Pokémon Go Distracts Driver
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The popular game,
Pokémon Go, has been in major headlines and involved in a variety of incidents. Some
incidents have found those who play the game dangerously distracted or
ending up in locations that are unsafe. Recently a Pokémon Go player
crashed into a Baltimore police patrol car at 3:30 a.m. on an early Monday
morning. The distracted motorist said he was playing Pokémon Go
when he ran into a Baltimore police car. No injuries were sustained by
the motorist or the officer. However, damage was reported on both vehicles.
An officer had parked the car on Eastern Avenue to answer a call. The
Pokémon Go player was driving a Toyota RAV 4 when it struck the
patrol car. The motorist confessed that he was looked down while playing
Traffic accidents have increased almost 10 percent since 2014, according
to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More
distraction on the roadways is concerning for many motorists. Missouri
is one of the few states that still allows mobile phone use while driving.
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firm. Our auto accident attorneys have helped hundreds of victims recover
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