Pokemon Go Phenomenon Causing Car Accidents

Dirk J. Derrick
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After a mobile app called Pokemon Go released, it quickly gained popularity around the country. Players are going to extremes to win at this game, including stopping in traffic to make a play.

One instance occurred in Massachusetts when 26-year-old, Lamar Hickson, stopped on a major highway to catch a character in the game called Pikachu. Several cars were involved in the accident but luckily no one was injured. One of the other car drivers admitted he was also playing Pokemon Go when the accident took place.

Texting and driving is illegal in several states across the country and the popularity of this new mobile app is fostering a "Pokemon and Drive" issue.

It is important to follow the laws of your state and to not put the lives of others and yourself in danger. Games and texting can always wait.

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.248.7486 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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