Car Crash on Nick Cage Set


May 4 2009, Published 1:31 p.m. ET

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Tourists in NYC got an up close and personal look at the filming of a movie chase scene this morning  –  probably a closer look than they wanted, in fact. During filming for a car chase for Nicholas Cage's new movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a Ferrari jumped the curb and hit the entrance of a Sbarro in Times Square.

Two people were hurt, The New York Post reports, but it appears they will recover just fine from their minor injuries.

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The incident happened around 1 a.m. this morning, during a scene which involved the Ferrari passing several cars as it chased a Mercedes down a closed-off Seventh Avenue

Mark Watkins, a tourist from Birmingham, England, watched everything go down  from the top of the new TKTS booth.

"A black Ferrari and a silver Mercedes were chasing each other," he tells the paper. "The Ferrari took a route down the center of the road, swerving between cars. The Mercedes took the outside lanes. The Ferrari took a sharp right to the left and lost it, swerving across the lanes, taking out a lamppost and a news stand. One lady was knocked to the ground and a lamppost landed directly on top of a chap."


A customer who was inside the restaurant said a manager inside "told a couple to get back."

"Next thing you know it jumps the sidewalk and smashes the door," she said. "The manager just started freaking out and told everyone to get out."


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