A city passenger bus smashed into an on set trailer in the suburb of Roxbury, Boston, where Sandra Bullock’s latest film ‘The Heat’ is being filmed.
According to local authorities, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus collided with a truck housing the production team of Bullock’s latest movie. The Boston Emergency Medical Services immediately dispatched six ambulances that responded promptly to the scene of the accident.
Boston Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Steve McDonald reported that they responded to an accident involving a truck and an MBTA bus adjacent to the Roxbury Municipal Courthouse at 9.30am on Monday morning. Fifteen people were injured in the accident, although none seriously. 4 of the injured were treated on the scene and released, while 11 were taken in to a nearby hospital for monitoring and further treatment of minor injuries, including the driver of the bus.
‘The Heat’ is being directed by ‘Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig, and stars both Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. A crew member working on the film was one of the 15 people who were injured. According to a spokesperson for film studio 20th Century Fox, the accident was unrelated to the filming of the movie.
It appears that the 60 foot long MBTA bus collided with a stationary production truck that was parked outside a venue where scenes from the film were being filmed. It is as yet unclear as to the cause of the accident, and the Transit Police are currently conducting an investigation into the incident.
There has been no further information given to the media about the status of the injured individuals, but according to the Boston Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, none of the injuries were life-threatening. The accident was a high profile one, with media flocking to the scene as soon as the report was made public.
Eyewitnesses at the scene took pictures of the accident on the busy Roxbury intersection, and Twitter was buzzing with reports of the smash as well as Sandra Bullock’s apparent bad luck when it comes to filming in Massachusetts. One tweeter noted that this isn’t the first time a car accident has occurred while Bullock was filming in the state. In 2008, Bullock and her husband at the time Jesse James were involved in a head on collision while she was filming the hit romantic comedy ‘The Proposal’.
It is unknown as to what factors played a role in this latest accident, and the bus driver has not claimed liability for the crash.