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Man in hospital after playing real-life 'Frogger' on highway

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Dec 2010 0:04 User comments (12)

Man in hospital after playing real-life 'Frogger' on highway South Carolina police officials say a 23-year old man was hit by an SUV on the highway after he decided to play a real-life version of the classic game "Frogger."
"Frogger," which launched in 1981, was about as simple as games get. With a few lives, you have to navigate your frog across a highway (or river) by hopping forward, left, right or back, while avoiding vehicles or other objects.

The police say the man was discussing the game with friends, while the group loitered around the intersection of two highways.

Someone in the group then yelled "GO!" and the victim began running across the highway, which was still busy at 9 PM.

The victim was then (obviously) hit by a 2010 Lexus SUV, but remains in stable condition at a nearby hospital. The driver is not expected to be charged.

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12 user comments

130.12.2010 0:10

Big deal. I lose at frogger all the time.

230.12.2010 1:11

Stupid....



330.12.2010 1:34

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The victim was then (obviously) hit by a 2010 Lexus SUV, but remains in stable condition at a nearby hospital. The driver is not expected to be charged.
This guy should go to prison for attempted manslaughter...darting into traffic like that is almost guaranteed to cause an accident, even if you somehow manage to avoid being hit.

...and he can't blame video games either; not unless he hoped to climb across a series of floating logs moving in different directions.


430.12.2010 1:42

Those violent video games did this!!!

nope.

530.12.2010 4:48

Darwinism in full effect

630.12.2010 5:02

Don't you get 3 lives?

730.12.2010 11:19

Fail!


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830.12.2010 13:26

Originally posted by aeka78:
Don't you get 3 lives?
Yeah, he's in stable condition. I think he can safely attempt this a few more times.

930.12.2010 14:35

Originally posted by elbald90:
Darwinism in full effect
Except that he survived the incident. Remember, you don't get the full award until you are dead and leave evidence. He gets an honorable mention though. Hope this guy doesn't have kids though, feel sorry for them.

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1031.12.2010 0:52

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quote:
The victim was then (obviously) hit by a 2010 Lexus SUV, but remains in stable condition at a nearby hospital. The driver is not expected to be charged.
This guy should go to prison for attempted manslaughter...darting into traffic like that is almost guaranteed to cause an accident, even if you somehow manage to avoid being hit.

...and he can't blame video games either; not unless he hoped to climb across a series of floating logs moving in different directions.
Dont think you can charge someone for being hit by a car.pretty sure the road rules state give way to pedestrians.At the most the driver could possibly sue the man for damages to his car.

kinda lucky he tryed playing frogger and not GTA otherwise it could of been a lot worse.

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122.1.2011 9:47

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hit by an SUV

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