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Girl playing Pokemon Go crosses a highway and gets hit by a car

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In an effort to catch as many Pokemons as they can, people travel to many different places. Unfortunately, not all of these places are safe.

Ever since Pokemon Go has been announced in September of 2015, people can’t stop talking about it, and when it was released in certain countries weeks ago, people can’t stop playing it.

For those who don’t know, Pokemon Go is an augmented-reality video game app based on the popular TV series and card game.

It uses the phone’s GPS and camera to make Pokemons appear in real life surroundings. In an effort to catch as many Pokemons as they can, people travel to many different places.

Unfortunately, not all of these places are safe, just as this teen from Pittsburgh soon learned when, as she was trying to catch a Pokemon, she walked onto the highway and was hit by a car.

In an WTAE report, Autumn Deiseroth says that crossed a busy highway to capture a Pokemon at a nearby museum. After successfully doing it, she returned across the street and that was when an oncoming car slammed against her.

“To where it is set up, we have to cross roads to go get it," said Autumn. “I do, blame it.”

Thankfully she only suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital after an overnight stay.

Meanwhile, Autumn’s mother Tracy said that children do not just simply cross highway for no reason, but suddenly this game has children crossing the highway to chase a Pokemon.

Tracy also said that the game caused her daughter to act out of character.

“When she called and said she got hit by a car, I blamed the game because she would not have been out of the house,” Tracy said. “My daughter is a hermit.”

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