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Man playing Fallout 4 hit by car, survives

by Eric Frederiksen | December 18, 2015December 18, 2015 2:30 pm PDT


It’s pretty easy to get hit by a car while playing an open world game. Just a quick stroll into any street will put characters like Trevor, Michael, and Franklin of Grand Theft Auto V in harm’s way. Getting hit by a car while playing Fallout 4 is even harder, especially when it’s a real car and you’re indoors.

Texas resident Ben Rose was the lucky winner in this bizarre probability on Sunday, though, when a Hyundai Sonata burst through his wall Kool-Aid Man style while he played Fallout 4 on his Xbox One, fracturing his vertebra and slicing his Achilles tendon.

“Cars versus people don’t really end up well, so I really thought it was over,” said Rose when recounting the incident for CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Credit for his survival goes ot his gaming chair, Rose said.

“The chair is what saved me, without a doubt. That took the impact. It pushed me out of the way. It kept me from going under the car.”

Police believe the uninsured driver meant to brake and accelerated instead. Rose is left paying the bills and lost wages himself. Friends have setup an online fundraiser, which you can contribute to if you want to help out a fellow vault dweller.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...