Woman Killed By Pokemon GO Driver

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.

    • 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…

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