A 61-year-old pedestrian has died in Vancouver as a result of being struck by a fake taxi owned by the Canadian version of the popular reality game show Cash Cab. According to Forbes, the incident occurred on Friday night after filming. The fake cab was returning from a shoot and celebrity host Adam Growe (above) was not behind the wheel at the time. The vehicle was being driven by one of the show's producers. The victim was transported to a local hospital before dying of his injuries. According to the Vancouver Sun, the victim was a resident of Surrey, though no other details have been released at the request of the man's family.

Those reports also indicate that there were no witnesses in the incident and that local law enforcement have yet to file charges.

Castlewood Productions films Cash Cab for the Discovery Channel. President Andrew Burnstein said that the company's thoughts and prayers are with the deceased's family and friends as well as the driver of the cab.


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      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why even bother with this post after it's been every else for nearly all week already?
        bobmarley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        And yet you still clicked on it and commented. A lot of people are not on the internet all the time or dont frequently visit very many sites so this is ok forthem...it is a lame story but AB goes through slow periods so they have to resort to puting out half assed posts like this. You dont have to read them if you dont want to
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess this is what happens when you lose the Red Light Challenge.
      John
      • 3 Years Ago
      Attention all idiots who didnt read the article: they WEREN'T FILMING when he was hit. That makes this an everyday story about a car accident.
      Noz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man that really really sucks....condolences to the family.
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      So they fuss about cellphone use while driving, but its ok to host a game show...
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        It happened after filming and the host wasn't driving at the time, READING IS HARD :(
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        They only drive like 20 mph anyway.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Have you seen how they drive during the show? Like 20mph...
        marcosc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        I'm surprised it didn't happened in NY first. A talk show in a cab, what can possibly go wrong..
      Paul M
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dang, half the posts on Autoblog this week have been 2-3 day old news, without even anything new or noteworthy that hasn't been said before. Nothing worse than a stale blog.
      Trevor
      • 3 Years Ago
      Knowing vancouver I wouldn't be surprised if some bad asian driver was involved........ Its usually the case.
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bad reality TV killed that man, not the car.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder if the pedestrian did a street shout out as he got whacked....
      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      In Russia, reality show kills you.
      v6sonoma
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just came across this as I'm watching the show. Kinda weird.
      marcosc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Big OOOOOOOOP!
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