Real girl story:
“I got hit by a car looking for Pokémon!”
One girl in Pittsburgh, PA, will never look at a pokéball the same way again. Fifteen-year-old Autumn Deiseroth was so obsessed with the exciting game, she went to cross a busy four-lane road during the height of rush hour traffic to catch a Pokémon. Unfortunately, she was struck by a car. “The car was flying up the hill,” Autumn recalls. “I tried to get out of the way, but I got hit on my side.” The high school student says she did look both ways before crossing the street and didn’t have her phone out while walking. But some people — especially Autumn’s mother — do think the game is to blame. “I’m blaming the game itself because it’s dragging kids across highways,” the girl’s mother says. Autumn definitely learned her lesson from this traumatic event and she has some advice to share: “Just be careful, and watch where you’re going,” she says.
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▶ “It could have been so much worse,” Autumn shares, remembering her unfortunate accident while playing the popular game.