Ben Rose says he was sitting in his apartment last week playing Fallout 4 when he was hit by a runaway Hyundai Sonata and badly injured. Wait, what?
As CBS’ local affiliate reports, the Irving man says he was in the middle of a Fallout 4 session on his Xbox One when the car, with an uninsured driver behind the wheel, drove straight through the wall of his apartment. Rose suffered a fractured vertebra and “sliced his Achilles tendon”.
Given what happened, his injuries could have been a lot worse, but Rose reckons that he was spared further damage by the fact he was sitting in a big comfy gaming chair.
“The chair is what saved me, without a doubt”, he told CBSDFW. “That took the impact. It pushed me out of the way. It kept me from going under the car.”
The cause of the accident was the fact “the driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes when she was attempting to pull out of a parking space at the apartment complex.”