Special effects artist, actor Tom Savini hit by car, hospitalized in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Special effects artists and actor Tom Savini, known for his work in “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Machete,” “Dawn of the Dead,” and “Friday the 13th,” was hit by a car and hospitalized in Pittsburgh.

According to Savini’s social media, he was riding a bike on Thursday when he was hit. He was forced to cancel an upcoming appearance at the Nashville Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival.

“Thanks so much to everyone who reached out and a huge thank you to both the Pittsburgh Police department & The Pittsburgh paramedics who came to my aid,” Savini wrote on social media.

He shared pictures from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital showing him wearing a neck brace and with an injury to his head.