A driver was injured Tuesday night in Auburn after crashing while playing Pokémon Go.
Auburn Police responded to an accident around 10:45 p.m. ET to find a vehicle that had gone off the road and struck a tree. The driver admitted to actively playing the Pokémon Go game while driving, which caused him to be distracted.
Police did not identify the driver but said he suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Released last week, Pokémon Go is a mobile game that allows smartphone users to fight digital monsters in real life as they explore their surroundings in search of virtual Pokémon characters. It has caused some safety concerns, as players travel around while looking at their phone’s screen without regard to their surroundings.
In a statement, Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler reminded players to use common sense when playing the game and to remember that personal safety should be paramount above everything else. He also offered the following suggestions:… see more