There have been several injuries in the news, people staring at their device screen and walking into danger, either the path of a motor vehicle or a ditch or right off a cliff. One girl thought she'd go down to a nearby stream to look for a pokemon, and instead she found a dead man's body, face down in the water. Someone planted one pokemon out on a rickety pier at water's edge, and dozens of people showed up to look for it, when the old pier was not in condition to handle the weight of all the people. Fortunately no collapse occurred, but questions are raised as to what the game's owner's responsibility is going to be in such cases. Some stores are using this to get people into their aisles looking for pokemon, for meanwhile, maybe they could need an item that's on the shelf for sale.
In any event, the game owner's stock went up dramatically when the game was released.
It's sort of related to the recent uptick in deaths due to people trying to get selfies of themselves, and they fall over a precipice because they're not paying attention to where they're stepping. I've seen numerous people lately step right off the curb to cross the street, just as I'm approaching the intersection, and these lame brains couldn't be aware of a car coming because they don't bother to turn their head and look for oncoming traffic. If I had not stopped I would have hit about 6 pedestrians last month alone. One of them was on a skateboard and he literally leaped off the curb into the street in front of me as I was about to turn right crossing his path.