Man hit by SUV while playing live Frogger
December 31st, 2010
07:35 AM ET

Man hit by SUV while playing live Frogger

A man in Clemson, South Carolina, had to be hospitalized after he was hit by an SUV while playing a live version of an arcade game, CNN affiliate WYFF reports.

The 23-year-old man and some friends were acting out the video game Frogger, in which players try to send frogs across a busy highway without getting run over.

Police said the man, whose name was not released, yelled "Go!" and darted into traffic, where he was struck by a 2010 Lexus SUV.

He was treated at a local hospital and released. He is not a Clemson University student, police noted. Neither he nor the SUV driver was charged, police told WYFF.

London's Daily Mail Online compared the incident to an episode of "Seinfeld" in which George Costanza tries to move a video game across a busy street.

The photo above is a screen shot of Konami's Frogger game, which was released in 1981.

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  1. evol

    I remember when I had my first beer!

    December 31, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • a very interesting project for 2011 ...

      some play too much with Grand Theft Auto ... 🙂 ... Facebook Search Engine:

      December 31, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Syinki

      Plus with the whole raise in foot fetish sites it's no wonder this is happening. He is the one from the season and its wrong for it be frogger related. We all love foot jobs, but he is gone too far

      December 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      Someone gets themselves the Darwin Award!

      December 31, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • grey

      Truely another case of too stupid to live, but survived. Gues he's a darwin runner up.

      January 1, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fred Bartkowski

    Wrongheaded or not. The frog says bring on the Lexus.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Big Joe

    So the make believe frog made it across, but he didn't. Truly ironic.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Fred Bartkowski

    Truly Indeed.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. cush

    Are u smarter than a fifth grader? You dont play in traffic!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. buffy420

    LMAO OOOOH WOW! I can't beleive this! hahahahahaha what a- well lol maybe its better left unsaid. Oh man this really and truly made my day! Glad he's not seriously hurt.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. 2100

    Im going out on a limb here but uh -"I take he wont be playing Frogger-the LIVE version anymore". Is this guy for real or what ? ?.....

    December 31, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. ThomasD

    Game over. .

    December 31, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. 2100

    I guess im off censorship restriction, "CNN did'nt like me alerting the public that there is a UNDER-GROUND ! U.S. ! INSTALLATION UNDER KOKOMO INDIANA" ! !!!! ........

    December 31, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. kiki, if I remember the game correctly, aren't you supposed to jump onto the floating "Log" I mean Lexus? I mean, geez, if ur gonna play the game, might as well play it right!! Hahaha!

    December 31, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. GaGa


    December 31, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Texan

    Idiot should have been killed so he could not contaminate the gene pool with stupidity.

    December 31, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Californian

      I hear Obama is gonna mandate Texan sterilization so y'all can't contaminate the gene pool further as well. Happy New Year!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. FatVirgin

    They already did this on Seinfeld.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • anna

      Sorry I missed that, I don't remember that episode.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank

    What? I must be way, and I mean way behind the times. All the J-walking laws laws are now off the books? we need big yellow signs that say GAME-XING. This is just plain nuts. No, the driver shouldn't be charged, after all he can't negotiate morons darting out in the street at random ( like deer 🙂 ). Hurt or not, frogger man, after he was released should of been cited for J-WALKING. People have more sense than that.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    Pedestrians always have and always wil have the right-of-way. If you have a hard time understanding this, I feel for you. And this man wasn't playing a "live" version of a popular video game. He was playing Leap-Frog, an age-old game that has a "dead" version available for those who would rather couch-potato in front of a video screen than go outside and play for real.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      Yes in the highway, with that speed it is almost impossible not to hit him, and count this, what if he wasn't injured at all but caused a car crash that killed an entire family that avoid hitting him, what if?!

      Hes is a moron and should be in court to pay compensation for the SUV owner.

      January 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
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