Pic from the video game Frogger.

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Pic from the video game Frogger.

Kinda like this, but more painful.

Look, I’m as big a video game nerd as the next one, but even I know that it’s a bad idea to try and recreate a video game in real-life:

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson police said a game ended up with a 23-year-old man struck by an SUV.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 123 and College Avenue at about 9 p.m. Monday.

[...] Investigators said they later determined that the man and his friends were talking about playing a game known as “Frogger.”

[...] Police said before he was hit, the 23-year-old yelled “go” and darted into oncoming traffic where he was struck by a 2010 Lexus SUV.

There’s a reason Frogger is just a video game and not an organized sport and it’s nothing to do with the fact that you play a frog. This potential Darwin Award winner managed to luck out, however, and wasn’t killed by the SUV.

Though one would hope it knocked a little sense into him.

8 comments

  1. I’m actually disappointed he got hit as soon as he ran into the road.

    Should’ve gotten a few practice games in first.

  2. Yeah, I’m live near Clemson/am a student there. When I heard this the other day I laughed, he shoulda gotten further than that! It’s crazy seeing all my favorite news/blogs talking about something that happened pretty much in my backyard!

  3. No idea, but does the SUV driver only get 1 point for the pedestrian or does he get bonus ones because they hit an idiot?

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