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Man crashes car playing Pokemon Go

 

Sometimes, avoiding a car accident can be as simple as using everyday common sense such as “I should come to a complete stop at this stop sign,” or “I should not pass another vehicle while I am cresting a hill.” Similarly, while it seems obvious, some drivers need to be told not to engage with their mobile devices while driving.

Unfortunately for at least one New Yorker, the common sense to not play Pokemon Go on his phone while driving was not a part of his decision-making process, nearly resulting in very serious injury. At around 10:45 p.m., the man was driving while playing the mobile game and reportedly crashed into a tree, resulting in the complete destruction of the front of his car.

 

The man admitted to authorities at the scene of the crash that he had been distracted while driving by playing the mobile game. The damage sustained to the front and cab portions of the vehicle were extremely serious and could have easily resulted in the young man’s death. According to reports, the engine of the vehicle had been pushed so far by the impact with the tree that it was beginning to enter the passenger compartment. Thankfully no one was seriously injured or killed, but considering the recklessness of the driver, that is just a lucky break.

Even for those who do not drive recklessly, devastating car accidents can still occur at the hands of those who do choose to engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. Anyone who suffers injury or loss due to a car accident will find that the representation of a qualified, experienced attorney can help protect one’s rights and see that losses are compensated fairly.

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