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Mumbai records India’s first road accident driven by Pokemon Go

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 27, 2016, 9:28 pm IST
Updated Jul 28, 2016, 12:41 pm IST
Though disappointed, Ali now plans to create awareness among people and alert the people to stop playing the game while driving.
India has recorded its first accident caused by Pokemon Go. (Representational image)
 India has recorded its first accident caused by Pokemon Go. (Representational image)

Mumbai: India recorded its first accident caused by Pokemon Go where a 26-year-old man’s vehicle was hit by an incoming auto riskshaw in Mumbai.

According to the Mid-Day, Jabbir Ali, a car dealer, was on his way back home in Carter Road from Bandstand when the accident occurred.

 

Though disappointed, Ali now plans to create awareness among people and alert the people to stop playing the game while driving. Narrating the full incident, Ali said, that the incident occurred on Monday at 5.30 pm, when he and his brother were stuck at a traffic signal.

When he saw his brother Adil engrossed in the game, he couldn’t resist the urge to understand the game. While his brother was explaining him the rules, a speeding auto rammed into their vehicle and fled.

According to Ali, the damages would cost him Rs 15,000-20,000 and he is disappointed as this was his first try at catch the virtual pocket monsters.

Although this incident was a minor one, there have been life-threatening accidents and injuries overseas including US and Japan.

Warnings have come in from experts and law enforcements to stop playing the game ‘carelessly’ as it may have adverse consequences.

Read: Pokemon Go players need to look beyond ‘virtual fantasies’

Even the Mumbai Police department had tweeted about the adversities of playing the game on roads. While accidents are only a minor issue, there are other major problems the game has encountered.

Not only Mumbai but people from all over India have found a way to play this game even though it has not been released here yet.

Read: How Pokemon Go used augmented reality, made it to mainstream success

The game has amassed a massive fan base all around the globe in less than a month, leaving behind prominent social media networks, dating apps, and adult websites.

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