Superstitious New York auto accident lawyers beware – this story may put you on edge. Nine crew members were injured in the second car accident in three days during the New York shoot of Nicolas Cage’s upcoming film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” the Daily News reports.
This car accident occurred early this morning about one hour after filming had concluded for the day. A taxi cab switched lanes without signaling, cutting off an SUV driving down Seventh Avenue near the Winter Garden Theater. The SUV, a BMW X5, swerved to avoid the cab and lost control, plowing into a parked Grand Cherokee before rolling onto the sidewalk.
According to the News the Jeep hit the majority of the crew members, who were gathered under the theater’s marquee drinking coffee and sitting on milk crates. The taxi which precipitated the car accident sped away without stopping.
Though some are saying that the production is “cursed,” spokespeople for Disney, which is producing the film, “laugh off the idea” and insist that it just coincidence.
Fortunately, none of the crew members were seriously injured and all but two have since been released from the hospital. Though no production would ever wish for two car accidents in one week, the cast and crew of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” should count themselves lucky that no one has been badly hurt in these accidents. Surely both had potential to cause great harm.
Hopefully “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” will complete its shoot without another car accident (or any other kind of accident) and the whispers of a curse will be quickly forgotten.