UPDATE, 6/28, 12:16 am: The YouTube video apparently violated some policy on “shocking and disgusting content.” The new embed is via Daily Motion, and of course, after the jump, the Youku video still works, because while Youku employs censors whom I’d happily punch in the face, it’s not moderated by a bunch of vestal ninnies.
This is not the first time within the last four months that someone playing real-life Frogger in China has been captured on video losing. In March, there was this (I added the music… it seemed appropriate at the time), in which a man sprinting across heavy traffic gets nailed by a van in the furthermost lane. Apparently that video wasn’t enough of a deterrence, a clear message that real-life Frogger is a bad idea. In the above (on Youku after the jump for those in China), two kids in Changde, Hunan province, out of boredom, sprint across four lanes. Then they sprint back. They successfully cross the road a third time. And then, during the fourth attempt, it’s game over for one of them.
The boy, luckily, suffered no life-threatening injuries, though his broken hip will probably keep him from sprinting anywhere for a long while.