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Teenage girl stable after being hit by car while playing Pokemon Go

Autumn Deiseroth
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Let’s hope she at least caught a Psyduck.

A 15-year-old girl is due to be released from a hospital shortly after being hit by a car — all due to her love forthe incredibly popular new smartphone game, Pokemon Go, her mother says.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reportedthat Autumn Deisenroth, 15, was hit by a car around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday while crossing the intersection of Corbet Street and Sixth Avenue in her hometown of Tarentum in western Pennsylvania

“The girl never leaves the house … Ithought, ‘what the heck,’ and gave her my phone and here’s what happened. I thought it would be a fun game, getting people out of the house. She’ll never play Pokemon again,” Deisenroth’s mother, Tracy Nolan, told the Tribune-Review. “This would have not happened without her using thatapplication.”

Deisenroth was reportedly rushing home to tell her mother that she had found a Pokemon at the nearbyAllegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum and holding her phone, but wasnot playing the gamewhen she was hit.

Deisenroth is expected to be released fromChildren’s Hospital in Pittsburgh within a day.

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