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During filming on a feature in Los Angeles, a steadicam operator and his dolly grip walked up a hill and followed a car that was driving and pulling up to a house. The car stopped on the hill and the actor got out but failed to put the car in "Park" ....the car then started to roll back towards the camera operator...

Thats when the dolly grip took action throwing the operator away from the car but at the same time tripped causing him to fall back and crack his head on the street... the car then nearly hit him before someone hit the brakes and stopped the car just in time.

Dolly Grip Keith Mentze was rushed to the hospital and received nine staples on his head. He is doing better now and is back on set doing what he loves.

Cheers to local 80 Dolly Grip Keith Mentze...you are truly a hero!


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