Texas A&M University Police recently released information that a Pokémon Go related incident had happened on the campus. Unfortunately, Pokémon Go has been behind numerous incidents involving pedestrians and drivers not just in Texas but all over the country including California. According to the police department on campus, the first driver exited his vehicle to catch a Pokémon, and the vehicle at fault for the accident was illegally parked as a result. Just a few minutes prior to that, the department had received reports of a suspicious vehicle as well as suspicious behavior near a campus building.
This is not the only car accident case involving the game, either. The widespread popularity of the game has led to numerous strange events and accidents for both pedestrians and vehicle drivers. PokemonGo can be a fun game, but only when played safely.
That suspicious behavior involved several players playing the digital game. Paying attention to your surroundings is important no matter where you are but being aware of your environment when you are a pedestrian or a vehicle driver is critically important for helping to avoid accidents. If you have already been involved in an accident involving a California pedestrian or driver not paying proper attention, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Speaking to an attorney as soon as possible is the best way to determine whether or not you have grounds to file a lawsuit.
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