Indiana State Police say a movie extra was critically injured on the production set of a blockbuster sequel.
Spokeswoman Sergeant Ann Wojas said Gabriella Cedillo was in a critical condition, according to a family member in Chicago.
On Wednesday, she was driving her car through a scene of Transformers 3, filming in Hammond, Indiana, when a stunt for the scene went horribly wrong, MyFoxChicago.com said.
Witnesses said a cable snapped, whipping through her windshield and hitting her in the head. She is recovering from brain surgery at Loyola Medical Centre.
Neighbours said Ms Cedillo was excited to be working on the movie.
"It was a blessing to know she was going to be a part of it," Nate Smith told the TV station. "But then to find out she was part of the unfortunate accident, it set you back a few steps. ... Nothing you can do but sit and pray."
The last day of filming in Chicago had been scheduled for Thursday, but it was called off because of the accident.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Gabriela, her family and loved ones," the film production said in a written statement. "We are looking into what caused the accident."
State workplace investigators in Indiana also are looking into the accident.
Police say Ms Cedillo was an extra, not a stunt professional.
A hospital official said she had no information about Ms Cedillo.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Transformers 3 extra in coma after accident.
Hopefully Transformers 3 doesn't cause brain damage for this poor woman as it will undoubtedly cause the audience. Item.