Ferrari F430 Crashed on Nicholas Cage’s Set
The scene required the F430 to pass several vehicles in pursuit of a Mercedes as it drove down Seventh Avenue. Though the scene perimeter was closed for filming, two pedestrians were injured in the incident, as reported by The New York Post. They were taken to the Bellevue Hospital but, as confirmed later on, the injuries they've sustained were not life threatening and are expected to recover soon.
One of the witnesses, Mark Watkins, watched the whole thing go down from the top of the new TKTS booth.
"A black Ferrari and a silver Mercedes were chasing each other," he told the paper.
"The Ferrari took a route down the center of the road, swerving between cars. The Mercedes took the outside lanes. The Ferrari took a sharp right to the left and lost it, swerving across the lanes, taking out a lamppost and a news stand.
One lady was knocked to the ground and a lamppost landed directly on top of a chap."
The Disney movie is a live action version based on the epic poem that inspired the classic animated sequence in "Fantasia." 45-year-old actor Nicholas Cage plays a sorcerer searching for an apprentice in New York. The film is scheduled for release in July, 2010.