Woman Killed By Pokemon GO Driver

Last night at around 7:25PM in the Japanese city Tokushima, two women were hit while crossing the street, fatally injuring one of them. The driver, 39 year-old Keiji Goh, admitted that he wasn't watching the road ahead, because he was playing Pokemon GO. [Image: ANN]

According to ANN, one of the women, 72 year-old Sachiko Nakanishi, was transported to the hospital, where she later died. The other woman, 60 year-old Kayoko Igawa, suffered serious injuries from the accident.

NHK reports that Goh, who has since been arrested, is quoted as saying, "I was playing Pokemon GO while driving, so I didn't really see what was in front of me."

Earlier this month, a Pokemon GO update warned players not to play while driving.


    "Woman killed by driver while looking at his (expletive) phone instead of being a responsible Human"

    Just put the phone down people, a tonne and a half of metal is a lethal weapon when being driven, distracted drivers even more so.

    Yet the thousands of other deaths caused by people driving whilst looking at a phone aren't mentioned...

    Can we stop with articles appearing just because it mentions Pokemon Go.

      Came here to say the exact same thing. Can we write about every other casualty on the road last night. Oh wait pokemon go clickbait.

      If they are texting no biggy, but it's news worthy when playing Pokemon Go.

      Edit: From a headline perspective, Don't play with your phone while driving, killing somebody while being such an idiot will haunt you for the rest of your life.

      Last edited 25/08/16 11:38 am

      I still find it amusingly ironic that Mark posted that article about the tricks mainstream media journalists use because it's exactly the same things Kotaku US does. Exhibit A, a negative story about gaming...

      Last edited 25/08/16 7:29 pm

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