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Driver playing Pokemon Go nearly hits woman playing same game in parking lot

Police say a woman playing Pokemon Go in a parking lot north of Toronto was nearly hit by a driver who was also playing the wildly popular smartphone game.
Police say a woman playing Pokemon Go in a parking lot north of Toronto was nearly hit by a driver who was also playing the wildly popular smartphone game. Tomohiro Ohsumi / File / Getty Images

INNISFIL, Ont. – Police say a woman playing Pokemon Go in a parking lot north of Toronto was nearly hit by a driver who was also playing the wildly popular smartphone game.

Police in Innisfil, Ont., say the woman called to report the near crash around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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They say that as officers were interviewing the woman, the driver returned and admitted to playing the game at the wheel.

Investigators say the driver couldn’t be charged because no collision occurred, but they are urging players to be careful.

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