Mumbai: In a first, India has registered its first accident caused by augmented reality video game ‘Pokemon Go’. Jabbir Ali, 26, a car dealer, while on his way to his house at Carter Road from Bandstand, met with an accident, landing his Mercedes in the garage. Jabbir now plans to create awareness and educate people to be careful while playing the game.
Jabbir was on his way home from Bandstand to Carter Road when the incident took place. “I love driving and I always follow traffic rules. On Monday, around 5.30 pm, my brother, Adil and I were stuck at a traffic signal. He was constantly playing Pokemon Go, so intrigued, I took the phone from him to understand the game. While he was explaining the rules to me, an autorickshaw rammed into my car and sped away. The bumper of my Mercedes E240 got damaged. Playing Pokemon Go for the first time has now cost me over Rs 15,000-20,000 in repairs,” Jabbir said.
Jabbir now plans to create awareness and educate people to be careful while playing the game.
After causing a series of road accidents in the US and Japan, Mumbai registered its first Pokemon Go accident on Monday when Ali’s car got hit by an autorickshaw.