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28/09/2007

Car accident kills man during filming of Batman movie

The set of the new Batman movie has been cast into mourning following the death of a special effects technician, Reuters has revealed.

According to reports, the man died in a car accident whilst performing a dummy filming run for the much awaited Batman: The Dark Knight. He is believed to have been following the Batmobile in a camera vehicle when a collision with a tree occurred.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the car crash the man had suffered serious personal injuries and was declared dead before paramedics could get him to hospital.

A spokesman for the filmmakers responsible for the production of the latest movie said, "Warner Bros Pictures and the entire cast and crew of The Dark Knight are deeply saddened by this tragedy and their hearts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased."

The Health and Safety Executive have confirmed they are investigating a work accident on a film set in Surrey and released a statement saying, "There was filming of some sort involving a vehicle stunt and there was an accident.

"It appears one vehicle was undertaking some stunt driving and another 4x4 provided the camera platform. The second vehicle and a camera operator were involved in a collision with a tree."

It is unknown if a compensation claim is likely to result from the fatal car accident.

 

 

 
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