Accidents do happen on film sets, and “Batman: The Dark Knight” had an unfortunate and tragic incident occur on September 24, 2007 in Chertsey, Surrey, in the United Kingdom. Special effects expert Christopher Corbould, who won the Academy Award for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” was found not guilty after a jury deliberated for less than two hours. He was cleared of violating the health and safety of a crewmember during filming.
Cameraman Conway Wickliffe, 41, was killed when the 4×4 he was a passenger in failed to make a left turn and collided with a tree. He was sitting in the back seat and shooting out of the window with a handheld camera. He suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Wickliffe was not wearing his seatbelt.
Corbould, 53, said he had informed crew members, including Wickliffe, of every detail of the stunt, which involved a vehicle going up a ramp and flipping over.
“It’s thoroughly explained to them before,” he said. “I would never put someone in the position where they didn’t know every single detail of what’s going on. That’s inconceivable.”
Source: Ben Child, guardian.co.uk