Pokemon Go Accident: Player Crashes Car In SchoolBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Pokemon Go has been all the rage these past few weeks. With players hunting for Pokemon creatures everywhere, no one is sure which place is off limits. Until a few days ago, a 19 year old was charged after he drove his car into a school building.
Prior to the crash, he was busy chasing a creature in the popular app. The mobile game has caused quite a disturbance everywhere. In Australia, according to The Guardian, the young man crashed his car through a school fence and straight into the school building while playing the mobile app.
It was an "unplanned Pokestop." The Melbourne school in the incident suffered damages because the man lost control of his car while navigating a roundabout. The accident happened at 6:50 PM Thursday this week. Luckily, no one was injured.
"Any Pokeballs, eggs or potions the driver may have had remaining only attracted police," Victoria police spokeswoman Julie-Anne Newman said. This has caused concern to many communities as it has attracted the attention of many mobile users. In addition, the school might be implementing other ways to keep their students safe.
The government also did their part. Government agency VicRoads introduced almost 40 flashing road signs warning drivers "Don't drive and Pokémon" a few days ago but that apparently has not gotten through to this particular driver.
Australian Police are warning Pokemon hunters that chasing Pokemon creatures while driving can earn them a fine over $400 and four demerit points.
The game has been downloaded more than 50 million times from the Google Play store and is top of the Australian charts for free iOS apps. It is only a matter of time if things will ever slow down. For the safety of the students and the community, Police are warning Pokemon hunters to take it down a notch.
Take a look at how players in the United States hunt for Pokemon: