Horrific train track scene (Midnight Rider)
Though producers of the abandoned Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider didn’t get permission to shoot on a bridge crossing over Georgia’s Altamaha River, the cast and crew still set up there to shoot a dream sequence. And as William Hurt, playing as Allman, was laying down on a hospital bed on the train tracks, an actual train showed up, prompting everyone to leave the tracks as quickly as possible. But the train struck the hospital bed and parts of which hit camera assistant Sarah Jones, pushing her into the train’s path and killing her on the scene.
Director Randall Miller received two years in jail, while assistant director Hillary Schwartz got a decade of probation for Jones’s death. The film was never completed.