East Vancouver film set crash sends cameraman to hospital

A stuntman was driving the SUV that hit the camera operator while filming a scene, according to a crew member on set.

The 55-year-old camera operator is recovering in hospital with minor injuries after being hit by an SUV

A camera operator is in hospital after a stunt man driving this SUV crashed into him on a film set. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A camera operator is in hospital after being struck by an SUV on a film set in East Vancouver early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. near East Broadway and Guelph Street, on the set of a TV series code-named 'Opus,' according to a crew member on set.

The crew member told CBC News that a stunt driver in an SUV collided with a camera operator in the middle of filming a scene.

VPD collision analysts and Worksafe B.C. staff are currently investigating the crash. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Paramedics were called in, and filming was cancelled for the evening.

In a statement, Vancouver Police Const. Brian Montague said the 55-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Vancouver Police collision analysts and Worksafe B.C. personnel are currently investigating the crash.