MASSACHUSETTS– 26 Year-Old Lamar Hickson is accused of causing one of the worst highway accidents so far this year, after stopping in the middle of the highway to catch a Pikachu.
Lamar Hickson admitted to police that he was playing the newly released Pokemon app game know as “Pokemon Go” while driving. He said “Sh*t if you wanna catch them all you gotta risk it all, so I put my car in park and started tossing these balls!”.
Charges against Hickson are still unknown, and while nobody was seriously hurt this incident raises concerns about future accidents. We spoke to one of the car accident victims and he says he was also playing the game.
The police officer who attended the scene, Fredrick Jones, says “Texting and driving was already a very serious issue, but now playing Pokemon Go and driving could make things worse.” He said this could double or triple the amount of incidents that happen due to driving while using a mobile device.
The hashtag #dontpokemongoanddrive has since started trending on social media.