Hi guys. This unfortunate event actually made it big in the news on most Latin-American countries last year.
On May 5, 2005, the production team of Sólo Para Mujeres suffered a tragedy when, during the filming of a video at a Mexico City street, a man who was allegedly driving over the speed limit drove into the scene and crashed his car against the motorcycles used by five members of the Sólo Para Mujeres play, killing actor Edgar Ponce and injuring three others.
Pretty much. And I remember watching the footage when the camera man gets to the car, the driver was just standing there talking on his cell phone like nothing happenned, car crashed against the side of the street. IIRC the guy was "slightly" drunk.
|Quoting TedTAce (Reply 2):|
Not that a helmet would do you any good with a 5+ ton SUV running you over,
Well there's a better video (with sound too) here at http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...99892693947820&q=solo+para+mujeres
it was actually a 4-dr sedan. Not that a couple tons would make much of a difference though.
|Quoting Kay (Reply 3):|
How come there were two cameras zoomed on the bike that got hit at the same second?
The bikers were actually actors that performed this semi-striptease show "Only for Women" and they were either going to or coming from one of their performances and were shooting some motorcycle videos.
Btw I saw something -somehow- similar to this last year. It was around 11:30 pm, I was walking home from my friend's house, about 2 blocks from mine. As I approach the sidewalk across the street from my house I hear a loud motorcycle engine. There's this mile-long strecth road that ends up in a weird curve, is not really a curve is just a "displaced straight line". So I stare at it because the guy was coming way too fast and sometimes drivers would miss the curve and hit the sidewalk posts in the other side designed for such matter. So as the guy comes over the curve he's still fast- really fast - so he "opens up" a lot in the curve. Next thing I know a car came out of nowhere and the motorcycle ran into it - right on the left front tire. BOOM! The guy literally flew away and landed straight on his back in the middle of the street -behind- the car he had just hit. The motorcycle rather "bounced" from the impact with the car. No helmet, no nothing. Btw, this was a Kawasaki dirtbike. If he just had entered the curve as little as 1 or 2 seconds before than it actually did, he would've hit the car head on, probably landing head first against the pavement with quite a launch. And if another car had followed the one he hit, he would've been run over, no doubt about it. And the guy, with just a couple of scracthces here and there, stands up and walks rather hurt. It was just not his day, but I was quite impressed. I mean, I had the bike in sight for about 15 seconds before it hit the car, and I was just standing there, 100 feet away, staring at it, watching every moment since he is doing alright in the street until he is laying on the floor right in front on me as I run towards him. And the fact that the results could have been much, much worse.
Anyone else with some experiences?
Oh well back in the topic I am pretty familiar with this crash, so feel free to ask anything at least I can look information in spanish for you.
Be safe and wear them helmets.