Tim Burton film medics treat man after ‘crew vehicle’ collision

A man had medical treatment after collision with crew vehicle on Tim Burton's latest film
A man had medical treatment after collision with crew vehicle on Tim Burton's latest film
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A man was treated by paramedics after being in collision with a minibus on Coop Street, Blackpool.

An ambulance was called when a 25-year-old pedestrian was in collision with a Ford Transit at around 2.45pm.

The minibus was a ‘crew vehicle’ for the film shooting on the Promenade.

Paramedics attached to the crew, which is shooting a stunt for Tim Burton’s latest project Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, attended to the man.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said its crew’s services were not required on arrival, thanks to the film crew’s medics. The crew’s unit base is at Coop Street Car Park.

Police attended the incident and said there were reports that the man had been suffering convulsions.

A spokesman for the film crew said: “A minor accident happened involving a crew vehicle and a member of public on Coop Street.

“Paramedics were called immediately to the scene and the person involved was taken care of and discharged without going to hospital.”

Earlier this week, reports that director Tim Burton was injured on set were dismissed after he attended Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

A spokesman for the film said he had a sprained finger which was checked out – although he did not sustain the injury on set.

Meanwhile, despite the wet and windy weather this week, it has been confirmed that provisional closures of the Promenade next week will not be necessary.

When the crew’s arrival in Blackpool was announced, they said schedules were ‘at the mercy of the British weather’.

But late yesterday, Blackpool Council’s assistant chief executive Alan Cavill said: “We’re pleased to announce the Promenade will be open as normal from Monday.

“The film crew has worked closely with us and exceptionally hard to complete all the work which required a road closure and we’re very grateful to them for doing so.

“There will still be filming going on next week but that does not require a road closure.”

The Prom will, however, be closed tomorrow for the fun run and for a fire service test exercise.