28-year-old driver slams car into tree while playing Pokemon GoBy Mason White 9:01 AM July 15, 2016
|The smashed car|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was rushed to a hospital after crashing his car into a tree while playing Pokemon Go on his phone while driving, according to police in New York.
The Auburn Police Department said that 28-year-old Steven Cary, suffered a broken ankle and cuts after slamming his brother’s car into a tree while he was busy catching Pokemon.
Cary admitted to playing Pokemon Go while driving, causing him to be distracted and run off the road on Tuesday around 10:45 p.m.
Cary does not know if he caught the Pokemon as his phone was lost in the smashed car.
Cary’s younger brother launched a GoFundMe campaign in order to raise $30,000 to recoup the losses he suffered as a result of the smashed car.
So far, he has raised $270.