Bumblebee Crashes into Cop Car during D.C. Filming

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  1. RebelMan

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    Transformers 3 - Autobots with Police Escort into National Mall

    Transformers 3 - Autobots outside the VOA Building in D.C. before BB Accident #1
    Transformers 3 - Autobots outside the VOA Building in D.C. before BB Accident #2
    Iphone Vid of Bumblebee Crash
    Bumblebee crashes during filming
    Bumblebee t-bones real DC Cop Car during Filming TF3
    Bumblebee Sidewalk POV of Crash during Filming
    Bumblebee Park POV of Crash during Filming
    Bumblebee after crash into D.C. Cop Car #1
    Bumblebee after crash into D.C. Cop Car #2
    Bumblebee after crash into D.C. Cop Car #3

    Hero Bumblebee or Back-Up Bumblebee before OR after Accident

    Fox News Video and Report (Good Video)
    MyFoxNewsDC Exclusive Footage - Bumblebee Accident in D.C.(YouTube)
    Fox 5 News @ 5 - Official Report#1(YouTube)
    Fox 5 News @ 5 - Official Report #2(YouTube)
    ABC News - Official Report(YouTube)

    Shooting for "Transformers 3" creates real action on DC streets as Bumblebee t-bones a real life D.C. Cop driving the wrong way at the wrong time on 3rd St SW during a scene. Bumblebee came off Maryland Ave past the American Indian Museum and on to 3rd street.


    UPDATE #1:

    Todd C. from TFLAB who was onsite at the time of the accident reports:

    I had taken my kids to the American Indian Museum and walked out to see them shooting. I was right there when the accident happed. The one thing they are not explaining is that this was the second take. The first take the corvette was behind Bumblebee and lost control and spun around nearly colliding with a trailer. So the next time they put it behind Ironsides so it would not have to make a sharp turn. In between the 1st and second shoots, and ambulance also went through scene. It didn't seem like he knew what was going on. He got half way through then kind of slowed down by Optimus Prime looked at it confused then kept going. believe me it was a big mess!

    UPDATE #2:

    Michael Bay: "Yeah, Washington Cops wrecked my Bumblebee. Unfortunately, the cops have to pay for a new Bumblebee now."
     
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  2. 03Mach1

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    ouch! I hope everbody is Ok. Hopefully no one was in the driver side of the cop car when bumblebee hit it. Also, do we know if the production crew still films with fake camaro's (like in the first movie) or is this now an expensive accident for them to fix?
     
  4. RebelMan

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    yeah, they still do. but i think all the Autobots in this shot are the Hero Versions though.
     
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    Whoops.
     
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    what do you mean by "Hero Versions"
     
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    If I recall correctly, the "Hero" versions are for close-ups an non-action glamour shots. The other "stunt" versions are for action scenes.

    I wonder if the cop car was part of the scene, or just drove onto the set during filming?
     
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    "Hero Versions" are the ones they carry to Comic-Con/Major Press Events & have the most amount of detail put into them since they get really up close shots of them when filming certain close up scenes with the vehicles/with the actors.
     
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    Police cars were never the same for Bumblebee after Barricade.

    Edit - Wow, glad I posted that lame joke in this topic and not the one in the movie forum. :D 
     
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    D'OH!! Man, I hope this isn't another law suite for the film franchise :redface2: ...
     
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    Considering cars don't drive themselves, I don't see how there couldn't have been.

    Not that it matters, as he got hit on the passenger side.
     
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    From the looks of it the cop was at fault.
     
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    I'd agree I'm guessing he was way off mark

    but anyways these kinds of big movies often have spares even for the hero cars and I'm guessing these are just production camaro's are not the prototypes like in tf1
     
  18. grimlock1972

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    and this is why they have multiple cars for each Autobot. because shit happens, I hope everyone is okay.
     
  19. caitlindevi

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    Now a clever director would have the scene rewritten and have that copcar be a decepticon on the attack
     
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    This movie is just full of accidents.

    Another lawsuit on the way?
     

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