Photo: Ubergizmo co-founder Eliane Fiolet using an HTC Vive VR headset

We’re sure many of you guys have come across hilarious videos on the internet of people playing virtual reality (VR) games, where they fall over themselves due to them being so into it. However it seems that over in Russia, one man actually ended up accidentally killing himself while playing a VR game.

According to the report, it seems that the 44-year old was playing a VR game when he tripped and fell through a glass table. Due to the wounds he suffered as a result of his accident, he died on the spot due to loss of blood, according to Yulia Ivanova, Senior Assistant to the Head of the Russian Investigative Committee.

“According to preliminary information, while moving around the apartment in virtual reality glasses, the man tripped and crashed into a glass table, suffered wounds and died on the spot from a loss of blood.” Additional reporting from RT World News claims that Russian news website says that the man would have survived, had he not continued to play the game after suffering from his injuries, or so the medical examiner claims.

That does seem to be a bit odd, but regardless it does highlight the need to be careful and mindful of your surroundings when using technology as immersive as VR.

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