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Police SUV Drives onto Set of Transformers, Gets Hit by Bumblebee


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The next Transformers movie is currently being filmed in Washington, D.C. A police SUV found its way onto the closed set and was hit by the car representing Bumblebee:

The police SUV was not supposed to be there and the wreck itself was not scripted.

The police officer driving the SUV is a 25-year veteran senior explosive ordinance technician. He was taken to a local hospital and sustained minor injuries.

Law enforcement sources tell FOX 5 that he was driving to a call for a suspicious package incident nearby and was using a different radio channel than the police officers who were securing the perimeter for the movie.


Link via Geekologie | Previously: Transforming Transformer Costume

How come Bumblebee (or the driver) didn't stop when he heard the siren? Still, probably not a big deal. I'm sure they have more than one yellow Chevy Camaro.
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I would assume he didn't hear the siren because the driver was probably wearing head gear and getting instuctions through ear peices. Plus the driver may have just assumed it was part of the set noise.

So the cop was on a different channel then those working the set but why did he drive around the one at the end of the street?
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In other news... they are making a TF3 movie after the steaming pile of crap that was TF2? I'd like to say it can't get any worse, but I'm sure they will find a way.
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So you have an accident in which someone could have been injured and these movie set workers immediately start covering up the car that was involved? Pulling pieces off the road and putting them under a tarp?

I don't know but that looks pretty goddamn illegal to me. You can't hit a police car and start covering up the accident scene! Unbelievable. In an emergency, the cop car has total and complete right of way regardless of what permits the idiots from Hollywood had.
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There is NO WAY the cop could have possibly been unaware of the filming!

I live 30 minuets away from the filming site and the traffic mess that resulted in the road closure made my commute twice as long.

The whole metro area gets messed up when they are filming.
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Remind me not to buy a Chevy. That thing is totalled and there's barely a mark on the SUV. Or maybe it was rigged

BTW the cop had every right to be there, even if it was a closed set. He was responding to an emergency call. What I want to know is how come the cops (doing a bad job of) securing the perimiter didn't respond to the emergency call? Is a film set more important than an emergency or is it just the film set pays more into the city's coffers?
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Cluck: He may have been under the impression that the cop blocking the street was part of the perimeter set up for the suspicious package call.

Krikkit: When you're driving lights and sirens in an emergency situation it would be easy to overlook traffic congestion.

JBSpesh: The SUV is also a Chevy :)
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I'm a big fan of anything superheroes/comics/scifi related, but dude.

Seriously.

Transformers WITHOUT Megan Fox, what's the point?
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This cop will NEVER live this down. "Hey Mike, why don't you take down that perp like you took down Bumblebee?" "What are you, working for the Decepticons now?"
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