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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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    Jinks

    almost 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    wooops glad it wasnt any faster

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    GCRobinson

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    My Prosthetic is a Decepticon!

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    maverick823

    almost 4 years ago

    766 Comments

    Opps!.........Not Bumblebee!!!!

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    Kinder_mapp

    almost 4 years ago

    4160 Comments

    Obviously I hate to say it but it was the DC cop's fault. There is plenty of information posted that the film crew was there and they get a sheet letting them know where and when the cres are to avoid those intersections when responding code. I am so glad that everyone is ok but DUH.

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    atr001

    almost 4 years ago

    146 Comments

    Quick crash into the decepticon! i am Seriously happy that no one was hurt bad. and wouldnt it have been funny if it was the mustang cop car that hit the suv lol

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    suprtrkr

    almost 4 years ago

    672 Comments

    Somebody didn't pay attention to the passdowns about the filming crew and the barricades and to use an alternate route. what officer actually can say that they personally took down bumblebee and didn't get payed for it.

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    danchey05

    almost 4 years ago

    700 Comments

    Glad the officer is ok, I wonder if his K-9 is ok too? Anyone know anything about the pup?

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    propbraker

    almost 4 years ago

    894 Comments

    Wow, I guess anything can happen when filming movies! Glad no one got seriously hurt, and I hope for a full recovery for the Officer!

    X2 "shsujh" lol!

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    phoenixgirl

    almost 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    That would be cool if they found a way to include it in the film ill_taze_u_bro

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    shsujh

    almost 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    Thats going to be an interesting memo for the Officer to write. Something along the lines of "Dear Chief, nobody was as surprised as I..."

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    36TR

    almost 4 years ago

    7642 Comments

    According to a news crew and a few witnesses, the SUV possibly came through some barricades in the area, then entered the intersection against a red light. Hmmmmmm.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkq6fi2U2zE&feature=related

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    Chris_Cosgriff

    almost 4 years ago

    1052 Comments

    Cars used in movies are usually super-modified to make them lighter, faster, and more maneuverable. That may be why there was so much damage to the Camero. I'm sure it's going to be a pretty penny to build a replacement car! I wonder who is going to be at fault on this one!

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    Beowulf_7

    almost 4 years ago

    730 Comments

    I guess the officer didn't get the memo to steer clear of transformers. . . . .

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    edoering84

    almost 4 years ago

    996 Comments

    Glad no one was hurt but i dont think the camero has a good crash rating..........It got banged up pretty good!

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    CJH4133

    almost 4 years ago

    1478 Comments

    Glad no one was seriously injured.

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