“Cash Cab” Kills A Canuck!
Perhaps you’ve seen the show ‘Cash Cab’ while channel surfing. The premise is, the host, who drives the Cash Cab, picks up fares and then offers them the chance to win money by asking them a series of trivia question. Apparently, you’re much better off being ‘inside’ the Cash Cab rather than on the streets. A replica taxi used in the Canadian version of “Cash Cab” struck and killed a pedestrian after finishing production for the day in Vancouver.
Vancouver Police said the 61-year-old man died in a hospital shortly after being struck by the mock yellow cab late Friday night in the city’s Downtown Eastside district. Police did not immediately release the victim’s identity.
The accident happened as a producer was driving the replica cab back to a storage facility after filming for the day had been completed. Vancouver cops say the accident is still being determined and no charges have been filed so far.
“Cash Cab” like damn near every other cool show on TV began in Britain in 2005 and has since been licensed to television networks in more than two dozen countries. The Canadian version, hosted by comedian Adam Growe, a licensed taxi driver, has been broadcast by Discovery Channel Canada since 2008.