In the Japanese city of Kasugai, a 29-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car as she crossed the street on her bicycle. The driver had been playing Pokemon GO. [Image: TBS News]
This is the second report this week of a Pokemon GO player allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian. On Thursday, Kotaku reported that two women were hit at a crosswalk in Tokushima. One of the women was killed.
The latest victim, a 29 year-old Vietnamese woman, was hit on August 11 as she crossed the street at the crosswalk, leaving her in critical condition. She passed away yesterday, TBS News reports.
The driver, a 26 year-old company employee, was arrested and is quoted as saying, “Just before, I had been playing Pokemon GO, and I was going to charge my phone, and when I looked away, that’s when it happened.” TBS News reports that this is the second death in Japan caused by drivers playing Pokemon GO.
As previously reported, a recent Pokemon GO update warned players not to play while driving.