two people died This morning after overturning the car in which they were traveling on Provincial Route No. 38, at the height of the Entre Ríos department of San Salvador. One of the victims was the driver, who I played with the cell phone to “hunt pokemons” while I was driving.
In the vehicle were other two peoplewho until now were in a state of shock from the impact and were taken to the area hospital.
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The fatal event occurred around 3:00 this Monday at kilometer 6. The car involved was a gray Volkswagen Gol that was coming at high speed, at more than 130km/h, police spokesmen said.
The driver, identified as Hugo Hernán Moreira, 35, He got distracted playing with his cell phone and lost control of the car. To stabilize it, he tried to carry out a very abrupt maneuver that caused the shot to give eight flips.
The four people traveling They were thrown from the car by the strong impact and one of them was the one who alerted the police of the accident so that they could go to assist them.
Patrol cars and ambulances immediately arrived to help the victims. There they found a 36-year-old woman, identified as Analia Sosa, what died on the spot due to the severity of the crash. While, Moreira was found unconscious and was quickly transferred to the Masvernat de Concordia hospital, but He passed away hours later.
In the middle of the darkness and a few meters from the accident, they found two other people in shock and scared. Both went transferred to the hospital in the city of Concordia, although they reported that they had minor injuries.
The head of the Departmental Police of San Salvador, Cristian Medrano, declared in local media: “We found the terrible scene of a totally destroyed car on the shoulder and the people were not found.”
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Medrano explained that, according to the testimony of the survivors, “they decided to download an application and play a game with the cell phone: They were hunting and searching for some Pokémon or zombie-type bugs. Suddenly the driver accelerated, lost control of the vehicle, went to the shoulder and when he wants to incorporate it is when he starts to stumble.
Pokemon GO: what is the game with which the driver was distracted
Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality video game for iOS and Android devices. It’s free to play but contains microtransactions and involves searching for and capturing characters from the Pokémon saga hidden in real-world locations and fighting them, which involves physically moving through the city streets to progress.
The application includes an element of social interaction, since it promotes physical meetings of users in different locations of their towns and forests, among others. Anyway, The game was all the rage a few years ago and currently there is no data on its massive use in the country.