Lensman killed as stunt goes awry

Shooting halted for French 'Taxi' sequel

PARIS — A stuntman’s car flying from a springboard overshot its target and killed a cameraman on the set of a French thriller on a Paris street Monday, police said.

Television pictures showed the car, a white taxi, hurtling through the air and overshooting the braking platform, then nose-diving and slamming at high speed into the film crew.

In the film, the taxi was to be seen flying over a battle tank.

A camera assistant had both his legs broken and the stuntman and a security guard were also hurt in the accident, which took place on the set of “Taxi 2.” Shooting was suspended.

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