We’re only three days into Pokémon Go’s launch in Singapore, and already an accident seems to have been indirectly caused by the crazily popular game. On Sunday night, a white Honda sedan crashed into a railing by the junction of Mei Chin Road and Mei Ling Street in Queenstown. According to The Straits Times, the driver, who was alone, lost control of his car while trying to overtake another vehicle that was parked by the roadside.
Apparently, the stationary car had a male driver and two female passengers, all of whom were engrossed in playing Pokémon Go on their phones. This was reported by an eyewitness, who also happened to be playing the addictive game on his way home — he claimed to have spotted the same vehicle at Queenstown Stadium in the vicinity before the collision, and said the car was driving slowly and stopping every now and then by the side of the road. It quickly sped off after the crash.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force was notified of the accident around 10.25pm, but its assistance was not needed. Investigations are ongoing.
Meanwhile, if you’re one of those who can’t keep your eyes off Pokémon Go, perhaps you should read this advisory on the game by the Singapore Police Force.