Cops: Man playing real-life "Frogger" hit by SUV

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A man has been hospitalized after police in South Carolina say he was hit by an SUV while playing a real-life version of the video game "Frogger."

Authorities said the 23 year old man was taken to a hospital in Anderson after he was struck at around 9P.M. Monday.

In the "Frogger" arcade game, players move frogs through traffic on a busy road and through a hazard-filled river. Before he was hit, police say the man had been discussing the game with his friends.

Chief Jimmy Dixon says the man yelled "go" and darted into oncoming traffic in the four-lane highway.

No charges are expected against the driver. The name of the man who was struck has not been released. He was in stable condition Monday night.
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  • by Jeff Location: Grand Junction on Dec 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    Bottom line is, you can't fix stupid!
  • by great Location: GJ on Dec 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    Nice now no video game is safe! Seriously Frogger? Whats next? Someone dies trying to go eat ghosts? Or perhaps die by jumping barrels trying to get to a gorilla?
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