Driver playing Pokémon Go crashes into police car

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Driver playing Pokemon Go crashes into police car in US

An American driver found himself in an awkward situation after crashing into a stationary police car while playing Pokémon Go.

The young motorist was reportedly hunting the tiny monsters on his mobile phone as he drove along a main road in Baltimore.


A brief lapse in concentration saw his Toyota RAV4 swerve from the road and clip the rear of a parked police car, forcing the three officers nearby to jump out of the way.

Unfortunately for the driver, the entire incident was caught on one of the officers' bodycams, and the footage has now been shared by the Baltimore Police Department in an attempt to dissuade people from Pokémon Go-ing and driving.

At a news conference a spokesperson for the force told reporters that this was the third incident they had attended that involved Pokémon Go players. He added: "It's a game, but it's not a game when you're behind the wheel.

"This could have easily, easily been a tragedy."

Pokémon Go is a Nintendo app that places fictional Pokémon characters in various locations using GPS, which users then need to catch by physically attending the spot.