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. Ainokea

    ...I hope all the mental hospital with in Clemson South Carolina accounted for all their patients. Or better yet, I hope the circus director accounted for all his clowns.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ainokea

    PEOPLE! Listen up! Don't drink the bong water.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ainokea

    Freakin' idiot, your actions just cost another favor points for President Obama...I can see it now the Republicans will blame President Obama...

    December 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ainokea

    On a serious note though, I'm just glad that there wasn't any fatality but I can't seem to take this story seriously...

    December 31, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ainokea

    *Breaking News*...CNN just had a recount of the votes of who the most intriguing person in 2010. Coming from out of nowhere and darting through traffic, the most intriguing person in 2010 is...Mr. Numb Nutz!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jmacattack

    did he died?

    December 31, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jimzcarz

    ROTFLMFAO. You watch he'll sue and get rich.The whole useless lot of them probably flipped a coin to see who was going to get hit and planned the lawsuit in advance.Lets hope the fool gets the bill to repair the car and all his hospital bills.
    This was 100% avoidable.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kiki

    Are people seriously suggesting that if you play in traffic, you can call yourself a pedestrian and claim the right of way? And if they always have the right of way, why are there crosswalks? Shouldnt they be obsolete then? If someone is so callous as to cross the street in all black at night and endanger theirself, why is it up to me to swerve and risk my life to save them? If I were the driver in this case, I would sue for damages and emotional distress. Seeing someones face in your windshield has to be traumatic

    January 1, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. EMH

    I am a firm believer that PVP should not extend to real life. Play WoW and do a battleground, you'll be happier (and safer!)

    January 1, 2011 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. sam

    DUMB A$$!!!! And they say we were messed up back in the 80's! This guy is a MORON of the first order next you will see him playing PITFALL live maybe Ms. Pacman or JOUST how bout Donkey Kong.

    January 1, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jay

    Didn't he have an extra life??


    January 1, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. deepwater805

    Life's's even tougher if you're stupid.
    John Wayne

    January 1, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. stephen

    I guess he lost

    January 1, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. tx*charm

    Good way to start da new year a**hole! LOL.

    January 1, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jack

    You know ur a redneck if...No for real I am assuming he doesnt have the high score lol

    January 1, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
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