When playing Fallout 4, the worries most of have are normally of the Deathclaw or Ghoul kind. Not for an unlucky gamer named Ben Rose however who was sat in his living room playing Fallout 4 when he was hit by a car which came crashing through his wall.
Ben Rose was playing Fallout 4 on his Xbox One at the time when the car inconveniently decided to park itself in his living room, causing Rose severe injuries including a a fractured vertebra and a sliced Achilles tendon. The police believe the driver of the Hyundai Sonata was trying to get out of a parking spot outside Rose’s ground-floor apartment, but instead of hitting the brake peddle accidentally floored the accelerator.
However Rose believes it was his special rolling gaming chair which saved his life by taking the impact of the crash and preventing Rose from being dragged under the car. It’s a miracle he survived, but Rose puts his survival down to being an “avid gamer”. If he wasn’t such an avid gamer and was sat instead watching TV or doing anything else someone might do at home rather than gaming, Rose might not have lived to tell the tale.
“Cars versus people don’t really end up well. So I really thought it was over,” Rose said to a local news station. “Everybody asks were you walking in your parking lot? Or were you in your car? What do you mean she drove through your apartment?”
“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,” he said.
As the driver had no insurance and no charges have been pressed against them, Rose has been left to foot the bill of his medical treatment. As a result, friends have started an online fundraiser with the aim of raising $10,000 to help him with his recovery. In 6 days, that amount has now been raised, partly due to Bethesda’s very own Pete Hines who contributed $4,025 to Ben Rose’s fundraiser.
Rose added, “I can’t take back what she’s done or what happened. But I’m still not in the hospital. I’m lucky it’s not worse. That’s all I’m going on.”