According to reports, while filming was going on in New York on May 3 for actor Nicholas Cage’s new film, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a car chase stunt scene went awry and two innocent bystanders suffered personal injuries when a car careened into a pizza parlor.
At approximately 1 a.m., a Ferrari sped down Seventh Avenue while trying to keep up with a Mercedes. The stunt driver at the wheel of the Mercedes apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the entrance of a Sbarro.
The street had been closed during filming, but there were several pedestrians on hand to watch the action.
According to British tourist Mark Watkins, the Ferrari turned sharply to the right and crashed through a lamppost and newsstand. He said one woman was knocked to the ground and the lamppost fell on top of a man.
One of the two victims was an onlooker, but it was unclear whether the other person had any affiliation with the production. Both received hospital transport for injuries that were reported to be non-life-threatening.