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Monday, 12 January 2015

First pictures: Coronation Street bus crash horror


These are the first shots of the dramatic mini-bus crash which leaves the life of one of Coronation Street’s much-loved residents hanging in the balance.

The staff of Underworld will be caught up in the horrific accident as they head off on a factory outing - in a Street Cars minibus driven by Steve McDonald.


The night ends in disaster when the bus is cut up and run off the road by a gang of boy racers.



As the dust settles at the crash scene it becomes clear that many of the passengers are injured and at least one of them is trapped in the minibus, which is dangerously close to the edge of a sheer drop!

Will everyone manage to get out safely before the stricken vehicle plunges over the cliff?


The crash will be transmitted across three episodes which will air on January 19th and 21st - but the drama continues in the weeks to come as the residents come to terms with the consequences of the accident.


Sinead Tinker is the most seriously injured and it will be touch and go as to whether she is going to recover from her injuries.


Meanwhile Steve McDonald is finally forced to face up to his depression as his actions on the night of the crash are called into question by his family and the other crash victims.

Arch enemies Carla Connor and Tracy Barlow are also at the centre of the drama which will change their relationship forever.


The mini bus crash was filmed over three weeks and the scenes include hundreds of special effects. Some of the filming even required the cast to be strapped upside down in the smashed up vehicle.


Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn said: ”Everyone involved in filming these dramatic episodes is very proud of the end results. The stunt is breathtaking and is real edge of the seat stuff.


“But, in the spirit of great storytelling, the crash itself is just the start of the drama and will have far reaching effects for all the people involved in the coming months.” 


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2 comments:

ChiaGwen said...

Not the lovely Sinead...! I was hoping somehow Andrea would be on the mini-bus and plummet over the cliff as well.

Ruth owen said...

It's a good idea to have Sinead badly injured. She is a well loved character, so viewers will be engaged and willing her to recover.

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