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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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46.

Y do he got    

2 bullets and a arrow tip broken off in my brain plus a steps trow down with muti brain trumas drains and ICE plus EBS DBS poppa hughes face cut apart rig cage stomped in fake sterum.Right kiddney shot out fingers toes and ear and cut off.Reattactments burned and muti shooting and switch bladeings.Legs broken arms broken and six weeks on a feeding and beathing tube.Air tent mob burned the house down guards all killed broken leg blow up nee broken heel cups broken arm burns cut apart face ear cut off lip cut off eyes and face cut up.Could`nt talk walk or talk or take a poop or eat jumped from fire into the cover of nite age of the spys in the cold war daddy war bucks rebuilt me time after time after time after time after time hells angels movie took him two and half years and some people died he lived like that the rest of his life XF flyer surgey surgey surgey by the time I came along he could have his doctors do about anything EBS DBS fingers toes lips and ear all retactments some more than once abuse and mobers spys and bad guys in endless murder attempts still ongoinf^^^

1513 days ago
47.

stan    

Everyone keeps asking why an extra was in the car and not a stunt person, it is so Michael can save production some money! It is all about the money and getting his precious shot, and when it comes to human compassion, he values extras about as much as he values ants. This was bound to happen on one of his sets.

1513 days ago
48.

B    

I imagine the sensation of the head injury she experienced is similar to the one everyone experiences when they watch a Michael Bay film.

I hope she's okay.

1512 days ago
49.

sI    

An interview with her father can be found in The Chicago Tribune today reiterating what I've already said. Only it was not her car being towed, but the cable or whatever was on the end of it crashed through her car and hit her in the head.

1512 days ago
50.

Y do he got    

they were fliping cars and useing car towing machine which was cabled to the car she was in NOT her own.She must have been sleeping with the 2ND AD to get a gig that she was NOT trained for,,one more star wantabe pays in blood same old same old.Chic-go has SAG contracts but they got around the union again somehow.Now she owns the movie rights and will get payed after the hollywood accounting fixs the books again same oldf same old

1512 days ago
51.

Big Deal    

I don't know WTF "Y do he got"s issue is with 2nd ADs, but seriously. If you weren't there, you need to STFU. You don't know what happened there, and neither does the media at this point. Everyone is quoting each other and no one has actual hard facts. Nutjobs like "Y" repeating the same nonsense over and over are just as bad, if not worse, that the slipshod gossip that is so laughingly called reporting these days.

1512 days ago
52.

Nunya    

Ok people let me explain something to you - They use regular extras in regular cars when they need cars driving in the background, called "precision driving" it is NOT "stunt driving." This sounds like they were using her car as scenery on the street, and she happened to be sitting in it when the tow truck drove past and went berzerk. Stop blaming HER for being an "untrained stunt driver" because that is not what happened here. I am more willing to believe that the production was using non-union workers to handle the safety, since it's in Indiana, not sure what their right-to-work rules are. A similar thing happened on the Miley Cyrus movie when the lights blew over on top of some extras. Brandon Lee died when they cut corners on safety. Movie safety is no laughing matter and they need to stop treating extras like cattle. Production companies don't seem to learn their lesson. Regarding her pay - she probably received about $100 for the day to be an extra, and $25 IN ADDITION for her car. They didn't just pay her $25 and that was it. That's not how it works. You get a fee for yourself and then an additional fee for any props or special additions you bring to the scene. Anyways, she will be making a lot more money after this fiasco, if she survives. Good luck to her.

1512 days ago
53.

spinner25    

Apparently she had to have surgery. She's in critical condition.

1511 days ago
54.

Dan    

The portion of Cline ave.that they were filming on has been closed for a few months now due to structural problems

1511 days ago
55.

glenn    

Michael Caine said, in a book he wrote, ask the stunt coordinator to run through himself that which you are being requested to do.
His message was Film sets can be unsafe places and those coordinating stunts are not always sharp or thinking things through. I think this fits what he stated.
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to the poor woman.

1478 days ago
56.

dd    

the fact that she is so young and just started her career makes it really sad, i pray that she pulls through.

1474 days ago
57.

george    

Mr. Bay works with safety in mind, Knowing him the odds are that he has one of the best stunt coordinator in the business, Look at all his movies, his stunt coordinators that he uses have got to be the best.I know movies, I know stunts he got to have the best, and safety minded

1414 days ago
58.

jat nano    

NO YOKE harness on the sling shot is cheap shody

1150 days ago
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