Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm, and that includes Spokane Washington.
If you have noticed cars driving slowly or stopping beside the Buffalo Skull on the Monroe Street Bridge, parked at the Spokane Public Library, or seen people walking around “following their phone” you have probably seen someone who was playing Pokemon GO.
Players of Pokemon GO are called “trainers”. Trainers capture Pokemon – virtual creatures residing in the real world. Trainers must reload on Pokeballs (balls needed in the game). These Pokeballs are available at Pokestops. Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park are hot spots of Pokestops, meaning there are several Pokestops in one area.
Here is a map we found online of Pokestops in Spokane. While we are not sure if it is accurate or safe and can not advise anyone to visit any of these locations, the map does highlight many historic places and monuments which are likely Pokestops.
Is Pokemon GO causing accidents?
Pedestrians, bicyclists, and even people behind the wheel of a car can be distracted by apps on their cell phone; they could be texting, sending snaps via Snapchat, scrolling through their Instagram feed or even playing Pokemon GO. Cell phone users are absolutely causing accidents around the country. We have yet to here of any Pokemon GO players in Spokane causing accidents but any driver who takes their eyes off the road could indeed cause a wreck.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident by a distracted driver please visit our Spokane car accident injury page or contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.