Police say gentleman playing "real-life Frogger" in traffic lost game


A 23-year-old man in South Carolina was hospitalized after having been hit by an SUV while playing a real-life version of the video game Frogger, according to police.

In the "Frogger" arcade game, players move frogs through traffic on a busy road and through a hazard-filled river. Before he was hit, police say the man had been discussing the game with his friends. Chief Jimmy Dixon says the man yelled "go" and darted into oncoming traffic in the four-lane highway.
Link to news report (via Submitterator, thanks J. Napsterista).


    1. Precisely what I was thinking. I wouldn’t be surprised if that episode came up in the mentioned conversation.

  1. Well, I wouldn’t say he “lost.” If he’s only in the hospital, he has up to two plays left, not counting any previously-earned extra lives.

  2. I’m only the fourth and I’ve been beaten to both of my comments. Serves me right for looking away from the internet to make a coffee.

  3. When you get hit broadside by a log when running across traffic, you are justified if you take that as a sign of something greater.

  4. Another “gentleman”! It seems like every time you read about somebody fighting with the police or getting hurt doing something stupid, it happens to be a member of the gentry! What is it with our upper classes? Is there something in the water at those expensive boarding schools they attend?

  5. Well, when you hear people firing their guns in the air this New Year’s, you’ll know they’re actually training for when the Space Invaders arrive.

  6. I like to get across the road and across the river and just sit and ride on the alligator for a while, it really makes it all worthwhile.

  7. I live in Charleston, SC, and I can’t believe the number of people who try to walk across busy multi-lane roads–and at any random place. Granted, they’re probably not pretending to play Frogger. But I often hear of pedestrians hit by cars and the driver is not at fault.

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