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. Joe

    You might be a redneck if...you've ever had a family member die right after saying, "Hey ya'll watch this!"

    January 1, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Melissa

    What a complete moron.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. 1337

    Noob. Quite Noob.

    He will not be invited to real-life Pac Man.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. j

    The next level he gets to do it with a baby carriage

    January 1, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. The Truth

    @ chris. I'm pretty sure there are no flaws in my statement. I've been a traffic engineer for 30 years. Look on the FHWA web site. The MUTCD explains traffic very well. (Manual of uniform traffic control devices). I'm a professional witness so I'm confident you are mistaken. That's ok though, I got 30 years experience on ya.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Truth

    BTW. Your statement of the right to life lies within the person crossing the road. If they truly want to live, look both ways to ensure the path they intend to travel is clear. It has nothing to do with hitting people with cars. Its just common sense people should exercise.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Truth Be Told

    "Stupid is as stupid does".

    January 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. free palestine

    You got knocked the hell out

    January 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. J Tache

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    January 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Brandon

    He probably should have started off at a lower level and worked his way up.

    January 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Christopher Dycha

    23 years old? His parents must be proud. What's even more amazing is that he had others of like mind with him. Christopher Dycha

    January 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. heston

    HERES A THOUGHT: The game is for frogs, numbnuts.

    January 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Life

    Too bad he's still alive. Another retard for the world to take care of.

    January 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Big Joe

    Stop the press! Stop the press. The frog didn't make it across either.

    January 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ANB

    Should have used a cheat code.... Moron

    January 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
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