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Pokémon Go caused more than 250 deaths in 5 months in the United States

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When the mobile game “Pokémon GO” hit the market it caused a great euphoria worldwide. Everywhere young people were seen walking

When the mobile game “Pokémon GO” hit the market it caused a great euphoria worldwide. Everywhere young people were seen walking
through the streets and parks in a desperate search for digital creatures.There were even those who played while driving,
putting their lives and that of others at risk.

That’s why at Purdue University in Indiana, a study was conducted to determine how risky the game was during its first five months, and the numbers are alarming.

According to the investigation, “Pokémon GO” caused 256 deaths and about 30,000 injuries in traffic accidents in the United States, during the first months of its launch.

To determine these results, vehicular accidents, injuries and deaths were documented in places close to the so-called
Pokeparadas, that is, spaces where players can interact from moving vehicles.Based on these data, those responsible for the study estimated that “Pokémon GO” could have been responsible for a total of 145,632 traffic accidents in the United States.

Likewise, it would have had an economic impact of between US $ 2,000 and US $ 7,300 million, including expenses such as care
for the injured and deceased.In addition, the research concludes that 19.75% of accident locations are within 100 meters of a
Poképarada, and 7.29% are within 100 meters of a gym.

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  1. Marty

    January 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm

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    • rahul

      January 4, 2018 at 7:51 pm

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