An “extra” on the set of Transformers 3 was injured and then promptly hospitalized in Indiana when a stunt went wrong during shooting earlier this week. The extra, Garbriela Cedillo is listed in critical condition.
According to PopCrunch:
Authorities in the Chicago suburb of Hammond, Indiana say the crew was filming scenes in Lake County late Wednesday using several vehicles and drivers when something went awry and an object went sailing through the windshield of one of the vehicles, striking the driver, Gabriela Cedillo, 24.
Cedillo is said to have suffered serious head injuries when she was hit during a stunt that included several vehicles. The car hit a barrier made of concrete and was then dragged for a short distance before coming to a stop.
“The cable between the two vehicles broke,” another extra told Chicago ABC affiliate WLS-TV while adding “It whipped around and sliced through the woman’s car and sliced through her skull, apparently.”
Our thoughts go out to Cedillo’s family.