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Several Crew Members Injured on Set of Eddie Murphy Movie ‘The Pickup’


Several crew members were injured during filming of an action sequence on the set of “The Pickup” on Saturday.

The Amazon Studios feature film is currently shooting in Georgia. The studio confirmed on Tuesday that multiple people were hurt while filming the second unit sequence.

“Unfortunately, the sequence did not go as planned and several members of the crew were injured as a result,” a studio spokesperson stated.

The Associated Press reported that a truck “locked up” and crashed unexpectedly into a car. According to the report, two people were hospitalized and the injuries ranged from bruises to broken bones.

Eddie Murphy stars in the film, along with Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson. None of the three were on set at the time of the accident, according to the AP.

Amazon said it was still seeking further information.

“We are still in the process of gathering facts on what happened and why, but first and foremost our thoughts are with those who are recovering,” the spokesperson said. “The well-being of the entire crew and cast is our first priority, and we will continue to insist on the highest industry standards of safety while filming. All safety precautions were reviewed prior to and monitored during the shoot.”

IATSE, which represents crew members, said it was also looking into the situation.

“IATSE is aware of an accident that took place on the Georgia set of ‘The Pickup’ and have started an inquiry,” the union said in a statement.

“The Pickup” was filming at Shadowbox Studios. Second-unit production was reportedly suspended on Sunday.

Correction: This story initially stated that the injuries occurred during a rehearsal. Amazon said that the scene was rehearsed, not that it was a rehearsal.