There’s a TV commercial by a South Dakota personal injury lawyer that went viral this week, one involving video games, and no one can seem to understand exactly what the lawyer is talking about. In the spot, attorney Scott Hoy discusses a recent epidemic of one-car accidents that have injured passengers.
Here’s the full ad:
In case you’re somewhere where you can’t watch the video, here’s what Hoy says. Or, you can go ahead and use this in case you ever need an especially ridiculous quote relating to video games.
“We’ve seen a series of one-car accidents recently involving rollovers and serious injuries to passengers. I don’t know if it’s video games or what, but it’s so unfair to, after something like this, to blame people in the back seat or say they deserved it. I don’t like consoling these parents about what’s happened. But I’ll do it until it’s stopped.”
The commercial has been featured on all sorts of websites and even Jimmy Fallon’s show, but it doesn’t appear as though anyone has any idea what he’s talking about. It’s a confusing affair.
Are backseat passengers distracting drivers with their video games, leading to these backseat drivers getting blamed for accidents they didn’t cause and requiring legal representation? Have drivers themselves been playing too much Grand Theft Auto and seen it rub off in their driving?
South Dakota’s Argus Leader caught up with Hoy and asked about his new-found fame. Hoy is taking it well, though the commercial’s diatribe’s cryptic meaning has yet to be explained. However, he did reveal that he writes his commercial scripts and wrote the latest one after hearing about incidents where carless drivers blamed passengers for accidents.
Don’t go looking for Scott Hoy’s commercials on TV anymore. Their run was ended, and the only way you can see it now is on YouTube. Hoy plans to record another commercial in January or February.
Source [Argus Leader]