Teen struck by SUV saved by cast and crew filming TV show
A 14-year-old boy who was run over and trapped underneath the SUV can count his lucky stars after cast and crew members of a TV show filming nearby rushed to help.
The teen was walking his dog in Brooklyn around 5:45 p.m. on Monday when a woman lost control of her Chevy SUV, rear-ended a Toyota, and drove along the sidewalk before striking the boy, reported the New York Daily News .
About a block away, an episode of the mob drama, Gravesend , was being filmed.
“We were filming, and right before they said ‘action,’ there was a loud bang. The car was up on the sidewalk,” Evan Sumner, a production assistant on the show, told the paper.
“[The mother] tried to lift it up herself. Seven or eight of us lifted the car off that boy, no problem,” Sumner recalled. “I didn’t let go of that damned car. I burnt my hand. But we got him out.”
The dog was unharmed, according to the production assistant.
“The little brown poodle, it was like nothing ever happened. He was licking the kid’s wounds.”
The boy eventually regained consciousness but sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, the driver remained at the scene.
According to Sumner, “she said her brakes went out.”