A fourth-grader at an elementary school in Ichinomiya died in a fatal accident caused by a truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving.
A fourth-grader at an elementary school in Ichinomiya died in a fatal accident caused by a truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving.SGT

Japan's National Police Agency said Keita Noritake, a fourth-grader at an elementary school in Ichinomiya city, in Aichi Prefecture, was crossing an intersection when he was struck down by the truck on Wednesday (Oct 26).

The boy died of his injuries about two hours after the accident, which had occurred at about 4.10pm local time (3.10pm Singapore time).

Police arrested truck driver Nobusuke Kawai, 36, at the scene.

Kawai has confessed to playing 'Pokemon Go' as he was driving, and was not looking at the road in front of him when the accident happened.

He also told the police that he tends to switch on the app whenever he is travelling by car.


source:https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/9-year-old-boy-killed-by-truck-driver-playing-pokemon-go-in-central-japan