The taxi used on the popular game show Cash Cab struck and killed a pedestrian in Surrey, British Columbia over the weekend. The car was being driven by a producer of the Canadian version of the show, who was bringing the fake cab to its garage. The producer hit a 61-year-old man, who died in a hospital shortly after the accident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his friends and his family. said Andrew Burnstein, president of Castlewood Productions Inc., which produces the show. My heart also goes out to the driver of the vehicle, a member of our technical staff, who is shaken and devastated by this tragic accident, as is our entire team.
So far, police are investigating the accident and the driver has not been charged. The taxi is being held by police.
First reported by the Vancouver Sun, there were no witnesses to the event. The man's name is being withheld by his family.
The Canadian version of Discovery Channel's Cash Cab has been on the air since 2008. It is hosted by comedian Adam Growe, who is a licensed taxi driver. Like the U.S. version hosted by Ben Bailey, the show quizzes taxi passengers with trivia questions as they drive to their destinations.
The accident happened on East Cordova Street, in the city's Downtown Eastside. Surrey is near the Canadian city of Vancouver.