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Canadian 'Cash Cab' Car Involved in Fatal Accident

7/16/2011 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A production car from the Canadian version of the game show "Cash Cab" was involved in an accident in Vancouver early this morning that left a pedestrian dead ... TMZ has learned.

Cash Cab
Filming had finished for the night when the car -- a production vehicle being driven by a producer for the show -- struck a 61-year-old man. A police spokeswoman told the Vancouver Sun the man was taken to a nearby hospital, but died a short time later.

Andrew Burnstein -- President of Castlewood Productions, which produces the show -- tells TMZ, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his friends and his family. My heart also goes out to the driver of the vehicle, a member of our technical staff, who is shaken and devastated by this tragic accident, as is our entire team."

Burnstein says the driver and the rest of the production team are cooperating with Vancouver Police. So far, no charges have been filed.

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NDNchief    

Oh how delicious and entertaining would it be to do Cash Cab in a dunderhead state like Louisiana or New Mexico or Most of the South?

1111 days ago
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some guy    

This just in: Read online somewhere that Carmageddon isn't that bad. Only people complaining are taxis, apparently.

More to follow.

1111 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

DMV book follow the rules.

1111 days ago
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R.J. Johnson    

TMz says a producer drove the car then the piece says a member of the technical staff drove the car. Which is it?

1111 days ago
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Buster Hyman    

Crash Cab?

1111 days ago
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TheMachine1    

If it's CashCab's fought I suggest they
re-brand the show "CashCell" and the staff can do the show from prison.

1111 days ago
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JustaGuy    

I wonder if it will come out that the driver of the car was exhausted. It's a very common theme to work 12-16 hours a day in the tv/film business. A number of others have been killed because of the long hours.
A do***entary called "who needs sleep" by haskell wexler talks about it.

I'll be interested to see how this turns out.

1111 days ago
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Kristen    

Or it'll come out that guy was driving through a stretch of our town where people notoriously throw themselves out in front of cabs to get a place to stay for the night or money or just blindly walk out into traffic outside of crosswalks. It's six of one, half a dozen of the other how this unfortunate accident took place.

1111 days ago
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freedom40    

Really sorry to hear that. No smart-ass commment from this Canuck :(

1111 days ago
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Abe    

This show should be banned in the U.S.

A guy is reading game show questions while he's driving. C'mon, if this isn't as bad as texting I don't know what is.

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1111 days ago
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Hoopee    

IT'S TIME FOR THE REDLIGHT CHALLENGE!!!

1111 days ago
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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

For his family it really will be CASH CAB!

1111 days ago
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dimes    

JustAGuy, that was my first thought. An overnight shoot, an exhausted crew member, and a car. Recipe for disaster.

1111 days ago
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Jonathan    

Shouldn't even be driving if you are not fully 100% paying attention on the road. Condolences with the victim's family and friends. The driver would probably resign.

1111 days ago
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QueenBoudica    

Abe 27 minutes ago

This show should be banned in the U.S.

A guy is reading game show questions while he's driving. C'mon, if this isn't as bad as texting I don't know what is.

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Actually the questions are being read to him through an ear bud. It's like having a bluetooth phone conversation.

PLUS, he has production vans IN FRONT OF and BEHIND him.

Idiot.

1111 days ago
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