ABC23 from Bakersfield, Calif is reporting that the ‘site manager’ for location shooting on the Star Trek film has got into a car accident at the location. TrekMovie.com recently reported that principal photography has ended for film, but some ‘2nd unit’ filming would continue during early April.
UPDATED: more details on accident and location (see below)
From the report:
While crew members declined to comment at the site, there were some unwanted special effects after a head-on crash on Highway 119 in front of the movie set.
The CHP said the site manager tried to turn onto a road where filming was set to take place, but crossed in front of oncoming traffic and hit a truck.
The driver of the truck and passenger in the car were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.
The crash did not disrupt filming.
They also had this photo:
More info at ABC 23
UPDATE: Not a Paramount Person + Iowa confirmed
TrekMovie.com has spoken to a source close to the production regarding the accident. According to the source the ‘site manager’ is not someone who works for Paramount, but is actually a local official who is in charge of the local site. The accident has had no impact on the filming and apparently the manager and the truck driver are going to be OK
The source also confirmed that the second unit crew are filming scenes that will take place in Iowa (the early home of James T. Kirk). TrekMovie.com had reported (way back in 2007) that Iowa was one of the many locations we will see in the film. None of the principal cast are involved in the Bakersfield shooting and the scenes being shot are the final ones to be done.