Oops! DC Police Vehicle hits Camaro from Transformers 3! (Updated)

It looks like one DC policeman didn’t get the word that streets in our nation’s capital were being closed for filming of Transformers 3, the latest installment in a kids-toy-turned-movie-franchise.  He was driving with lights and sirens, but as Fox 5 reports, the light he ran was red.  It’s D.C. Police policy that all emergency vehicles at least do a rolling stop at red lights to ensure that no cross traffic is in the way.  The car he struck?  Bumblebee, a new Chevrolet Camaro.  Filming has been moved to Arlington while D.C. does a “Safety Investigation.”  Click past the jump for the video.

Update: 10/12 – DC Announced the new schedule for road closures.  See the details after the jump.

Update from the DC HSEMA:

Street Closures and Parking Restrictions for Motion Picture Production to Resume

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) announced that following a review of safety procedures, the filming of Transformers 3 will resume this evening with enhanced public safety measures. The street closures and parking restrictions remain as previously announced and are listed below.

Street Closures

3rd Street between Constitution Ave, NW and Independence Ave, SW
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 6:30am Wednesday, October 13

4th Street between Pennsylvania Ave, NW and Independence Ave, SW
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 6:30am Wednesday, October 13

Pennsylvania Ave, NW between 3rd Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 6:30am Wednesday, October 13

Maryland Ave, SW between 3rd Street and 6th Street SW
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 4:00pm Thursday, October 14

3rd Street between Constitution Ave, NW and Independence Ave, SW
Start 6:30pm Wednesday, October 13
End 6:30am Thursday, October 14

4th Street between Constitution Ave, NW and Independence Ave, SW
Start 6:30pm Wednesday, October 13
End 6:30am Thursday, October 14

Beginning on Tuesday, October 12, 2010:

7th Street between Constitution Ave, NW and Independence Ave, SW
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 6:30am Wednesday, October 13

6th Street, NW between Pennsylvania Ave and Indiana Ave
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 6:30am Wednesday, October 13

Independence Ave, SW between Washington Ave and 3rd Street
Start 6:30pm Tuesday, October 12
End 6:30am Wednesday, October 13

Beginning on Wednesday, October 13, 2010:

7th Street between Constitution Ave, NW and Independence Ave, SW
Start 6:30pm Wednesday, October 13
End 6:30am Thursday, October 14

6th Street, NW between Pennsylvania Ave and Indiana Ave
Start 6:30pm Wednesday, October 13
End 6:30am Thursday, October 14

20th Street, NW between C Street and Constitution Ave
Start 12am Wednesday, October 13
End 12pm Friday, October 15

21st Street, NW between C Street and Constitution Ave
Start 12am Wednesday, October 13
End 12pm Friday, October 15

Independence Ave, SW between Washington Ave and 3rd Street
Start 6:30pm Wednesday, October 13
End 6:30am Thursday, October 14

Any questions about the production should be directed to the District Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) at (202)727-6608. Or you can call the information hotline for updated information at (202) 540-8039.

The crash involving a MPD vehicle and a vehicle involved in the film remains under active investigation.

by John Suit

Source: MyFoxdc.com, Thanks for the tip, Melissa!

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