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Driver in Japan Kills Pedestrian Because He Was Distracted Playing Pokémon Go

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    The first fatal accident involving Pokémon Go has been reported in Japan. 

    Police have arrested the driver responsible for killing one and seriously injuring another while playing Pokémon Go. The man, a 39-year-old farmer, was distracted by the popular augmented reality game when he struck the pedestrians with his small truck on Tuesday evening.

    According to CNN, the two women were crossing the street in rural Tokushima prefecture on the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. One women in her early 70s died from a spinal injury at the scene. The other victim was hospitalized with a broken hip.

    According to Japan’s National Police Agency, this is the 79th accident related to Pokémon Go in the country since the release of the game in late July. However, over 1,000 citations have been written for users who make themselves a hazard while playing the game.

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