A teenager was struck by a car Tuesday after playing the “Pokemon Go” game.
— WPXI (@WPXI) July 13, 2016
Tracy Nolan told WPXI that her daughter, Autumn Diesroth, was hit near the intersection of Ross Street and East Ninth Avenue around 5:30 p.m.
Nolan says the the accident happened when her daughter finished playing the game and was attempting to cross the street.
“The Pokemon game took her across a major highway at 5 o’clock in the evening, which is rush hour,” Nolan said.
Autumn was taken to the hospital with a collarbone injury, a foot injury and several cuts and bruises.
Nolan advises parents to stop their kids from playing the Pokemon catching game.
“I really thought I was losing my daughter,“ Nolan said
Nolan says the driver of car that hit her daughter stopped and held Autumn’s hand until she was taken to the hospital.