During the filming of Eddie Murphy's new Amazon MGM movie "The Pickup" in Georgia, a car collision injured multiple crew members, with two hospitalized. The incident, described as a "freak accident," occurred on April 20th involving a truck malfunction. Despite setbacks, production continues, emphasising the importance of safety standards in the film industry.

Crew members of Eddie Murphy’s movie injured in car crash

A mishap struck the set of Eddie Murphy's new film, "The Pickup," as multiple crew members were injured in a car collision during filming in Georgia. 

Though Murphy and his co-stars were absent during the accident, it has raised concerns about safety protocols on set.

The incident, involving a collision between a car and a truck, occurred as filming was underway on Saturday April 20th in Georgia. 

Despite rehearsals and safety measures, the sequence did not proceed as planned, resulting in injuries to several crew members. While details are still being gathered, the studio emphasizes their top priority is the recovery of those injured.

As Rolling Stone has reported, the car crash was described as a "completely freak accident" by an anonymous source, the collision occurred unexpectedly when a truck malfunctioned and struck a car. 

The injuries sustained ranged from minor bumps and bruises to more serious fractures, with one crew member remaining hospitalized as of Tuesday. However, all are anticipated to fully recover.

Directed by Tim Story, "The Pickup" boasts a star-studded cast including Keke Palmer, Pete Davidson, Eva Longoria, and Marshawn Lynch. Despite setbacks, production has been ongoing in Atlanta since February, with the film penned by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider. 

Though a release date is yet to be announced, the incident underscores the importance of maintaining strict safety standards in the film industry.