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Game Over Man:

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been hospitalized after police in South Carolina say he was hit by an SUV while playing a real-life version of the video game "Frogger."

Authorities said the 23-year-old man was taken to a hospital in Anderson after he was struck at around 9 p.m. Monday.

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.

No charges are expected against the driver. The name of the man who was struck has not been released. He was in stable condition Monday night.

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More here from Independent Mail:

The man was hit at U.S. 76 and College Avenue in Clemson.

Before he was hit, the man and two of his friends had been discussing a game known as “Frogger.” The arcade game was released in the early 1980s, and in it, players try to move frogs through a busy road and a dangerous river.

During the discussion of the game, the man yelled, “Go,” and then started darting into the highway with oncoming traffic.

He was hit by a white 2010 Lexus SUV.

..Dixon said alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the man’s decision to step out in front of traffic.

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