Pittsburgh, Pa. - A Pittsburgh teen was hit by a car while playing “Pokemon Go” on Tuesday.
Autumn Deideroth had just captured a Pokemon when she was hit by a car while crossing a busy highway.
“The car was flying up the hill and I was in the middle and I tried to get out of the way so I didn’t get hit fully,” said Autumn.
The young victim claims she wasn’t looking at her phone while crossing and made sure to look both ways, but her mother, Tracy Dolan, blames the game.
“The game dragged her across that highway. It’s dragging kids across highways, major highways. Kids don’t need to cross highways.”
Autumn only suffered minor injuries and is recovering at home.
Tracy said the game will be deleted from her daughter’s phone permanently.
The increasingly popular “Pokemon Go” is the number one app on iTunes and Google Play, and has been downloaded over 15 million times.