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BumbleBee smashes into a real Police Cruiser on set of TRANSFORMERS 3

Published at: Oct. 11, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here - and wow. I hope Bumblebee recovers... It seems while shooting TRANSFORMERS 3 - an unfortunate accident occurred. Now the video I'm linking to is FOX DC's coverage- they were there to shoot images of Prime and the Bee driving around DC in front of the Capitol Building - which is cool - but then the Police Cruiser on its way to an emergency got crashed into by BumbleBee - But don't worry kids - I'm sure that was only Stunt BumbleBee. The real BumbleBee was dancing in a back alley somewhere. Seems nobody was hurt, thank god... So - here's the link: Here Ya Go!!!

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  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Taragor

    and oooooops ;)

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Second!

    by DioxholsterRestored

    THE EPISODE "AWAKENING" WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. SYFY. STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Sounds like...

    by robertplant

    BEEing an autobot is bad for your health! RIMSHOT!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    BumbleBee bitches leave.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Seriously Harry?

    by booth77

    THIS is the best you could do? They just announced Rhys Ifans as the new villain in Spiderman, and its yet to appear on your site. Get your shit together.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Living & working in the area, am NOT surprised

    by VAwitch

    Sadly, there's a fair # of DCPD that are not the brightest bulbs in the box.<P><P> Apparently, they have both "hero" cars in DC - but one has tinted windows, the other doesn't - so it'll be interesting to see the change in the shots in the final piece.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Judging by that video

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    It looks to me like Bumblebee would be better off transforming into a police SUV than a Camaro.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    AWAKENING TRAILER

    by DioxholsterRestored

    http://bit.ly/9Ny3MP

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    The filming of Transformers 3 is far more interesting than the m

    by DioxholsterRestored

    all the events that took place during filming of this behemoth is more entertaining than watching the resulting load of shit.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't we be getting a teaser soon?

    by ganymede3010

    Harry, you should use your industry sources to find out what's going to be shown in the trailer, then post it here on the site. That's the type of "coolnews" you need to be breaking.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Here's the teaser...

    by matthooper8

    This movie will suck.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    badass police car, came out of it fine

    by DioxholsterRestored

    by that autobot got PWNED!!!!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    they were covering the car because...?

    by DioxholsterRestored

    why?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Poor Bumblebee

    by Joely_Boy

    Gonna have to wear a neck brace when he transforms

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for this movie

    by Joely_Boy

    I bet the entire moon is a transformer. It'll be fuckin' spectacular.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    i bet the teaser will have fade in/out alot

    by DioxholsterRestored

    and no music

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    What, the Oasis song with Johnny Depp?

    by Joely_Boy

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is running this shit

    by TheJudger

    Seriously the street should be locked the fuck down! What asshol elet a police cruiser through, or was not monitoring and blocking off that side of the street. Seriously. Everyone has a fucking walkie talkie, and no one said anything like "Police cruiser entering road- stop driving stop driving." A woman got her fucking head wacked in and is mentally retarded now because of this movie. Why is this shit happening? I dont understand it. Makes me sick.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Some stunt driver

    by Doc_Martigan

    The cop actually tried to do some evasive driving. Wreck would have been worse if he hadn't moved at the last second. Bumblebee just locked up his brakes like every soccer mom who gets in a wreck in front of the mall. The reason this shit is happening is obvious, they are hiring people who aren't any good at the only thing they are being paid to do.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    It's not a Bay movie unless someone gets fucked up

    by terry1978

    I guess all that bitching about using CG as opposed to practical effects is coming back to bite us in the ass.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Is John Landis directing Transformers 3?

    by Rev. Slappy

    How many accidents are they going to have on set? They already nearly killed an extra...

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    WTF was the cop car doing

    by Redc40

    tearing ass through a closed for filming street? Oh, yeah. It's DC. Police don't gotta follow no rules here. Be careful Bumblebee. Cops draw down on dudes that throw snowballs at them out here. Under the circumstances you got off pretty easy.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I can imagine Bay getting fucking furious

    by Dharma4

    BWAHAHA Where's the footage of THAT, dammit?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Redc40

    by Doc_Martigan

    Tearing ass? Did you watch the video? He was running code, (which means he was responding to an emergency call with lights and sirens on). He appeared to be proceeding through the set at a fairly cautious speed for running code. I'm sure the bumblebee driver was just on his marks going where he was supposed to for the shot. The cop was doing his job. So was the autobot. The people that didn't do their jobs were the ones blocking the roads or the ones that should have shut down the shot as soon as the emergency vehicle entered the set.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I hope the dog was alright.

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Cause it was a K9 vehicle afterall. Humans I couldn't give a shit about.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Washington, DC...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...and thanks for fucking up the area commute even more than usual.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    That sucks

    by Omar B

    Oh well, can't wait for the movie. I'm glad no one was hurt this time.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Sheesh, this film is a lawsuit nightmare

    by CCon99

    Vegas should start taking action on the Over/Under of accidents involved with this "film".

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    lucky this didnt happen in the first movie

    by Bouncy X

    when they all they had was the one camaro which was a prototype. they werent even allowed to scratch it. but it shows how fragile cars are, that hit wasnt even that hard and look at Bumblebee. but it was pretty cool to see Prime driving with the trailer attached.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Should keep it in the movie

    by MegaStiffy

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't actively complain...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...if there weren't a number of injuries adding up on Bay's TF3 set, but there are, so I'm fairly disgusted with the amateurish, reckless work being done by Bay. I agree with the previous poster that AICN needs to stop posting on TF3's behind the scenes as long as this crap is happening. I don't mind you posting the trailer for the movie and eventually reviewing the movie.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I feel really bad...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ..for the 20-something girl who is now a permanently damaged human being.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Did Bumblebee have to take a breathalyzer?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    People for the ethical treatment of alien robots!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    That cruiser now knows the true "Dark of the Moon"

    by ImMorganFreeman

    Couldn't resist.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    real accident or stunt?

    by Titus05

    can never tell these days...looked like a typical Michael Bay car crash stunt to me

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Bay probably went apeshit

    by The_Myhand

    No, not probably, did. I've heard stories about him going fucking nuts on people on TF2...I would've loved to heard what he had to say about this

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    That police SUV was clearly a Decepticon.

    by Galactic

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    I saw TF2, didnt fall asleep, but...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    ...I can't remember anything other than the parents/weed joke, those strange robot twins and some pyramids. What a strange mess of a movie. Oh, I remember a hot robot with a nice tongue too! Kinda.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    And to lose all credibility as a "film critic"...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    I enjoyed G.I Joe: Rise of the Flashback a lot more than anything in the TF movies.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    It's fate saying this movie needs to be

    by Dennis_Moore

    over with and rebooted, stat.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    ya think...

    by bubcus

    ... they'll fix Bumblebee's voice box this time?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Sam Witwicky is a racst stereotype of white kids

    by Anything But Tangerines

    nobody else cares about this?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    An obvious typo. No need to bring that up. God I've spent too much time on this TF talkback, I deserved paying for TF2.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Micheal Bay literally can't direct traffic.

    by barnaby jones

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    barnaby jones

    by TheManWhoCan

    well said!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    AWAKENING ---- TODAY --- SYFY

    by DioxholsterRestored

    THE EPISODE "AWAKENING" WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. SYFY. STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Covering

    by TheKGB

    I like how they cover it right away..just like a dead person at a hospital. LOL

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    What about the chick who got her skull opened?

    by dr sauch

    People and property are being damaged to make this shitty movie. Absurd.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:02 a.m. CST

    cop blew through a red light too

    by matchesmalone2380

    According to the local news in DC, the officer involved in the accident was on a different radio channel and didn't know that a movie was going on. Also when he hit the car, there was a red light. The cop was supposed to stop, even if noone was passing along it. They've stopped filming in DC until they investigate.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    76 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    LOL

    by Keets

    Decepticon!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    Bay offered 50 grand to catch that dog thrower

    by UGG

    <p> Will he be offering 50 G's to the poor stunt woman who's had a terrible accident whilst making a terrible movie?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Should have transformed and stepped over the patrol car.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Kidding aside, are they pulling a freaking tarp over the damn car *with* the driver still inside???

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    i dont want to shit on this movie coz it gave me a career but

    by DioxholsterRestored

    it sucks ass and the director only cares about explosions and ass shots.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    and he wanted me in his trailer to "discuss" the movie

    by DioxholsterRestored

    i dont like being objectified or do I?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Bay: Megan, maybe its best you not do this sine ur heart aint in

    by DioxholsterRestored

    and you refused to "discuss" the movie with me even though you owe me big time after that sutnt you pulled on Leno

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    fine whatever, i got better movies to do anyway that are worth m

    by DioxholsterRestored

    news: Jonah Hex got 10 million gross box office

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Soo.. BumbleBee got a nose- job?

    by LargoJr

    Shoulda spent those Energon cubes on getting his godamn voice back

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Bumblebee looks like he's made of paper mache!!

    by alienindisguise

    That car got trashed by a little more than a bump...cheap ass modern sports cars. Wonder how much that will add to the budget?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Nobody was hurt...

    by windomearle39

    That will happen when this is vomited out on release.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    So...VW Bug?

    by lfhlaw1

    So does that mean he comes back as a VW Bug afterall with a makeover? lol

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Will there be a plot this time around? At least they

    by Cajolery

    came to their senses and finally decided to include Soundwave. Hopefully they won't fuck up the voice.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I bet that pig is glad it wasn't Optimus.

    by disfigurehead

    SMACK. Flat bacon.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Awful police force in DC

    by LiquidHotMagma

    Caught a glimpse of the crash, most a lot of people around me thought it was a part of the movie. I've lived in DC for 2 years, and I can tell you we have one of the most atrocious police forces in the country. Routinely harassing low income citizens, and general lack of caring and all around laziness. It's no coincidence DC has the highest crime rate per capita of any city in the US. I'm sure this officer just thought, "Road closed? Well eff that I have a badge I'm going through!" .. and CRASH. Last winter an officer pulled a gun on a group of students during a snowball fight. Having said that I'd pat the officer on the back if Michael Bay was driving the Camaro

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    And The Chase is On!

    by mara69

    Filming will resume tonight. Info and closings are available on www.wusa9.com.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    LiquidHotMama

    by mara69

    If you don't like living here, move.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Mara69

    by LiquidHotMagma

    I like living here, it's a great city. I just wish we had a stronger police force.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    How symbolic considering how..

    by Stalkeye

    ...Bayformers movies are a wreck.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    BB's voice in the first movie was Nasir

    by Dennis_Moore

    from ITV Robin of Sherwood. Love that badass Nasir/Mark Ryan, but what a weird choice. Just another reason why these are just awful.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Went to the "parking lot" for the vehicles

    by VAwitch

    Saw Prime+trailer, Ratchet, Hide; covered Twins; the cool tanker that's been noticed elsewhere - and it's fugly & potentially scary; the Datsun POS that Sam's been seen with. And my buddy caught pics of fixed-Bee - both Hero cars. So they have a top-notch crew that fixed that fender & bumper overnight :) Plus sweet NEST rides, and new Bots. Missed the Ferrari & Mercedes being rolled out, as well as Sideswipe :( Can't wait to BotCon 2011 in Pasadena next year.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Permenantly disfigured for this hit?

    by Chief Joseph

    Can you just imagine? It's one thing to say, "I got fucked up during the truck chase on Raiders of the lost ark." That's like getting a purple eart. But I got fucked up for life on a Michael Bay movie?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    The cop isn't at fault.

    by MichaelCorleone

    Emergency Vehicles are allowed by law to use closed or blocked off roads. The officer was responding to an emergency. The right thing to do. It's the overall organization and communication of what was being filmed/performed that failed here. I doubt if this officer was aware of what was going on at the time he would have never taken that route. I blame the organizers and those officers that helped plan the closure of the street.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    DC's Finest

    by AGNT009

    That cop was likely sleeping through the morning briefing, too occupied dunking his donut, or dunking his donut into another officer to heard the part of the briefing that said TRANSFORMER MOVIE FILMING TODAY ON ......streets, stay alert! Theres just no way this cop gets off easy, he fouled up in more ways than one. And what if the accident went into the crowd of people standing nearby?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    DrainedBrain

    by STICKY WHITE

    Whatever asshole, go watch the Prequels again.<p>Oh, and you forgot the "know" you twit.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Um, you DID just bash Bay

    by STICKY WHITE

    You basically said you like the first 2 Transformers movies, so why are you even bothering making fun of them filming this one on location? Oh yeah, you want to look cool?<p>Just curious to see your attempt at a comeback to your own (non)logic. I imagine you'll just call me Beaks or some other name like asshole, stalker or poo-poo head (maybe even tell me to go watch Dollhouse/Scott Pilgrim) before running off to another thread to spout more nonsense. Prove me wrong.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    STICKY WHITE

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    Is so ANTAGONISTIC. What's this guy's problem exactly? <P> Dude needs to get LAID. Immediately.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST

    And for the record...

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    Transformers is Bay's best film. EASY. <P> I know that's not saying a whole lot... but it is. And TF2 is an absolute ABOMINATION. Pure garbage. Everything that worked in the first flick was completely absent in the 2nd. TF3 will most likely suck arse. Just hopefully not as much as the 2nd one... <P> In BAY WE TRUST!

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    The Rock was "aight"

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    Transformers is still the CLASS of Michael Bay. And dude, TF2 was fucking HOGWASH... How can you not see that?

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Hey Drain/RP...

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    A/S/L??

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST

    14/never/up his own arse

    by UGG

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST

    I hope Shit Le Beef was inside

    by Suskis

    and got his legs broken

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    lmao @ UGG

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    Fucking SPOT ON...

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    However...

    by Dead_Flag_Blues

    I think the sad truth is that, although it appears as if he's about 14 or 15 (as evident by his AWFUL taste in film, along with his terrible prose...), he is most likely about 28 or so. But he is still a virgin, and he is most definitely UP HIS OWN ARSE.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Dead_Flag_Blues

    by UGG

    lol your probably right dude. I picture Locke like Harry, writing something deliberately inflammatory then sitting back and giggling like a maniac at all the attention.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by catlettuce4

    No, I can't imagine a Raiders-style truck chase in a Transformers movie. The Raiders truck chase is one of the greatest action scenes ever put to screen, and the TF movies are pieces of uninvolving, poorly-paced crap.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Was there more extras actors injured and paralized?

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    And where is that Bay-ass asshole in all this?

    by AsimovLives

    Did the guy rushed to see if anybody was injured or OK? Was that asshole even onset? Is he directing by remote? after the crash, i bet he went into afit, blamed everybody else from the set carpenter to the President Of The United States, then went to snort more cocaine. Fucking asshole! The more i know about this motherfucker, the more i fucking detest the fucker. Fuck Michael Bay. Fuck Michael Bay up his fucking ass.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    No Asi, it's DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!

    by orcus

    get it right :)

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Blackened Windows = Stuntcar

    by BetaSword

    However, we can also see the Videos of the crash on the TF Movie-Blog. It appears to me that the Bumblebee-Driver didn't notice, that this car wasn't a part of the scene, if it were, it would probably have worked way better, without a crash. (Remember, that some of the Action is pretty close, like in the first movie, where they had a Bulletproof Camera next to Shia) Well, but luckily for the Policeman, there were actually a lot of people around to help. But one thing is still bugging me: Why didn't he notice, What's going on, before crashing? Even if he ignores the barriers and signs, he should have been able to see the Cameras, and the People on the Set.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Test

    by Keblar

    <i>Test</i> <b>Test</b>