Watch The Horrifying Moment A Driver Crashed Into A Police Car While Playing Pokémon Go

20 July 2016, 15:07 | Updated: 7 September 2017, 10:50

Video Released By Baltimore Police Of Pokemon Go D

The video was posted by the Baltimore Police Department on Twitter to warn others about the perils of playing the game while driving.

Baltimore Police have released footage which sees a Pokémon Go player drive straight into a squad car.

The U.S police department posted the video on their official Twitter page, with the caption: "#PokemonGO is not all fun and games. Here is a video of a distracted driver who struck one of our cars. #PlaySafe”

Watch their video below:

As the driver steps out of the car, he can be heard saying, "That's what I get for playing a dumb ass game," and - in this instance - we couldn't agree with him more.

Elsewhere, Pokémon Go is also believed to have claimed its first death after an 18-year-old, named as Lopez de Leo, was reportedly shot dead in Guatemala after trespassing on private property with his friend.

According to La Prensa: "De Leon died at the scene while his playmate, Daniel Moses Picen, 17, was injured and was taken to hospital".