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Vid: Transformer's 'Bumblebee' Wrecks Real Police Car

Vid: Transformer's 'Bumblebee' Wrecks Real Police Car

The Camaro T-boned the SUV, but appeared to suffer the brunt of the damage.

WTOP.com

October 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — Forget the Decepticons. The Transformers Monday took on D.C. Police.

In a filming area for “Transformers 3” near the National Mall Monday afternoon, a police SUV responding to an emergency with lights and sirens blaring entered an intersection at Third Street and Maryland Avenue in Southwest.

The SUV collided with a yellow Chevy Camaro, known to “Transformers” fans as the character Bumblebee.

The Camaro T-boned the SUV, but appeared to suffer the brunt of the damage. Its front end caved in, and workers promptly covered up the damaged car.

D.C. Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump says an officer suffered minor injuries in the accident and was taken to a hospital.

Crump says the crash is under investigation and that filming on closed Washington streets has been suspended until safety procedures are reviewed.


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    hydroponic3

    about 3 years ago

    58 Comments

    Interesting article - thanks for sharing with the community. Important to know these things.

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    Chernmax

    almost 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    Great catch on film!

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    trmercer

    almost 4 years ago

    56 Comments

    As stated in an earlier comment the K9 Officer who was involved in this traffic crash was on a different radio channel than the Officers who were handling traffic control for the movie set, and responding to a suspicious package. Not sure about other jurisdictions but here in DC a potential bomb takes priority over a movie being filmed. It's not a closed set so people were wondering around the filming all day. In my personal opinion the stunt driver should have been "Paying Full Time and Attention" and should have "Yield To an Emergency Vehicle" both of which he could have been cited for here in DC.

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    SgtPapworth

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Interesting, the streets were closed for filming and I assume barricaded...The barricades should have been manned, if so someone let him thru without communicating with production. If not then the officer drove into an active movie set where stunt driving was happening. Either way a major error, probably falls on the traffic detail handling the control. Handling traffic in and around movie sets is unique in many ways and there is no substitute for experience. In Los Angeles because of the volume of filming an organization of experienced officers has been formed, The Motion Picture Officers Association.

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    He thought it was Barricade. There's a way back reference to those of you in the know :)

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11356 Comments

    Glad all are ok and hope the safety procedures are reviewed...

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    WOW! Glad all are ok.....

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    hotmomperez03

    almost 4 years ago

    1898 Comments

    oh my, oh my ;;; what happen there bumblebee"""""""""""""""""""""

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Bumblebee: the lights and sirens mean pull to the left, not take out the vehicle. Silly transformer.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Thankfully the officer was not hurt seriously.

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    grant319

    almost 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    Thats gotta suck

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    shplifeline

    almost 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    OOPS!!

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11220 Comments

    That was an expensive mistake for the Bee !!! Glad the officer is okay, though.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Oh I seen that on the News .... Im glade no one got hurt....

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    BklynsFinest347

    almost 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    Glad the officer's OK.

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