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People Are Now Literally DYING While Playing Pokemon Go

Published on August 28, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

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A few weeks back we wrote about how Pokemon Go had claimed its first fatality in the United States.  Now, Japan mourns its first victim, as Yukiko Nakanishi was tragically lost to the addictive game.  Nakanishi was crossing the road when a truck struck and killed the 72 year-old hairdresser from Kitayama City.  Meanwhile, Keiji Goou, the truck driver, was arrested by police admitting that he “wasn’t looking ahead properly because [he] was playing Pokemon Go.”  Per the Tokyo Reporter:

Tokushima Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a male truck driver in Tokushima City after one woman was killed and another seriously injured due to an accident caused by his playing of the popular game Pokemon Go while he was behind the wheel.

Keiji Goou, 39, was arrested on reckless driving charges for allegedly hitting two women while playing Pokemon Go on a road in the Katanokamicho area at around 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Jiji Press reports (Aug. 24). One woman died in the incident while the other was seriously injured.

Goou has admitted to the charges, telling police, according to the Tokyo Broadcasting, he “wasn’t looking ahead properly because I was playing Pokemon Go.”

Police named the woman who died as Yukiko Nakanishi, 72, a hairdresser from Kitayama City.

Apparently police in Japan have cited 1,000 Pokemon Go players for traffic infractions and recorded 79 Pokemon Go-related traffic incidents in just the past year.

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