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'Transformers 3' -- Extra Injured in Botched Stunt

9/2/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A 24-year-old female extra was "seriously injured" on the Indiana set of "Transformers 3" yesterday after a car stunt went terribly wrong.

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Officials say the accident happened during a driving scene ... when an object went through the windshield of a car, hitting the driver.

An extra on the set described the accident to WLS-TV ... saying, "The vehicle was being towed by another vehicle ... the cable between the two vehicles broke. It whipped around and sliced through the woman's car and sliced through her skull, apparently. "

Cops have confirmed ... "The equipment pertaining to the stunt was impounded by the Indiana State Police."

The victim was airlifted to a local hospital. We're told she's currently in critical condition.

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Superman    

Ewww. Damn. That's horrible.

1458 days ago
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Ziggy    

That's awful!! Hope she pulls through.

1458 days ago
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Beevis    

Safety, safety, safety is what the industry strives to achieve each and everyday, especially with stunts. Let's hope that the crew on the film was an industry crew and not some country boys who were experimenting. Who did the set up? Get that name.

1458 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

and she will be released by friday....hope they keep it in the film

1457 days ago
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Carl    

I think my brain will be injured is I have to watch Transformers 3.

1457 days ago
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note4    

Sorry to hear about the injury. I pray she recovers quickly.

1457 days ago
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Production Assistant    

If the initial reports are accurate, and they usually are not, why was an extra and not a stunt person involved with the stunt. Michael's effects crew is very good and so is his stunt coordinator. But when you push it, which is what the audience wants, this kind of terrible thing can happen. Hopefully, someone didn't try and cut corners because if so, I hope the person(s) responsible get crucified. Film crews on action pictures are routinely placed in dangerous situations and they rely on fellow crew members to do their utmost to keep them safe.

1457 days ago
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Den    

Extra Gabriella Cedillo of Chicago was injured on the set Wednesday around 7 p.m. along a stretch of Cline Avenue, which was closed to traffic for filming, in East Chicago.

1457 days ago
9.

anony    

All for another Michael Bay hackfest.

This guy couldn't direct traffic.

1457 days ago
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LCLM    

I'm really praying this is an inaccurate report. If it's not then I can't see how she can possibly survive a cable slicing through her skull. They might only be keeping her on life support until her loved ones can get there to say goodbye.

Again, hoping it's not what it sounds like.

1457 days ago
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TJ    

Full story at abc7chicago.com.

Why was an extra involved in a stunt like this?

1457 days ago
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tmz is makes me lose faith in mankind    

She could have been in a nonmoving car for a scene down a stretch of highway. In that case, she would be an 'extra' and not a stunt person.

1457 days ago
13.

TMZSUCKS!    

Hopefully she will be OK and they will realize that we don't need another crappy movie made. Maybe that will stop Michael Bay from making JUNK after JUNK! The guy is a disgrace for anyone into great cinema...Just look at what he did to very good 70's/80's horror movies.

1457 days ago
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Theresa    

this was on our 10 p.m. news LAST NIGHT!

1457 days ago
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adr    

If she survives, I hope she gets a BIG payoff. Michael Bay should retire

1457 days ago
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