Man hit during real-life ‘Frogger’ game, cops say

CLEMSON — Clemson police say a pedestrian was hit and injured Monday night while recreating a popular 1980s-era video game.
Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon said in a release Tuesday that the 23-year-old man, whose name was not released, was struck around 9 p.m. Monday night at the intersection of U.S. 123 and S.C. 133.
According to Dixon, police believe the accident occurred after the victim and his friends were discussing a video game called “Frogger,” in which player-controlled frogs attempt to cross busy highways or rivers while avoiding moving objects.
Dixon said that at one point police believe the victim yelled “go” and began darting into the highway with oncoming traffic.
The victim was struck by a 2010 Lexus SUV and was transported to Anderson Memorial Hospital by Pickens County EMS, where he was reportedly in stable condition Tuesday morning.
“At this point it does not appear that any charges will be filed in the case,” Dixon said.