More News:

December 04, 2018

No, someone didn’t crash a car into Rittenhouse Square on Tuesday

It was part of a film set, not reckless driving gone wrong

Filming Vehicles
Rittenhouse fake crash Ptah Gabrie/Facebook

The "crash" at the corner of 18th & Walnut Streets.

Dodging cars in Center City can feel like a constant fight for survival, and a scene at Rittenhouse Square on Tuesday appeared for a moment to be proof that Philly’s drivers need to slow down.

Things looked bad for a silver SUV, and also for Rittenhouse’s famous ledges:

Thankfully, it wasn’t a real crash. You might notice the car doesn’t have a license plate on the back, and a fake retaining wall has been placed in front of Rittenhouse’s signature, columned ledges to make it look like a collision had taken place.

Instead, it’s part of a television show being filmed in the city. A flier made the rounds Tuesday morning, which described exactly where the “crash” took place: 18th Street, between Chestnut and Moravian Streets.

RELATED: DC Comics' 'Shazam!' spotted filming in Philly | '17 Bridges,' starring Chadwick Boseman, spotted filming in Chinatown

The flier says the television show is called “Crumpet” and the production company is called “Uncle George Productions, LLC”. 

A search for Uncle George Productions turns up a 9-month-old production company based in Pennsylvania, but information on a television show called “Crumpet” was less available.

Considering production companies often use fake names for film sets in order to throw celebrity-chasers off the scent, it could be anything.

Social media has a few guesses:

We'll eventually find out who was filming there.

Follow Adam & PhillyVoice on Twitter: @adamwhermann | @thePhillyVoice
Like us on Facebook: PhillyVoice
Add Adam's RSS feed to your feed reader
Have a news tip? Let us know.