There has been a incident on set of shooting for Michael Bay‘s Transformers 3 in Chicago, a near-tragedy occurred when a extra was hospitalized after suffering a near-fatal head wound during a driving scene on set of filming this Wednesday — so this means that filming has been stalled for awhile. Damn it.
According to the reports the an object from a set explosion smash through the window of a car and hit a woman – who was not apart of the stunt team – and smashed through the woman window and accordingly sliced through he skull — I mean wow that is some heavy shit when you think about it.
The woman, identified as 24 year-old Gabriela Cedillo, was airlifted to a near-by medical centre. Indiana state police said that, “Preliminary investigation revealed that shortly before 7 p.m, the movie crew was filming a stunt using numerous vehicles and drivers,” authorities said in a statement. “During this stunt, an object struck a 2006 Toyota, hitting the vehicle, and then went through the windshield hitting the driver.”
Causing the woman’s car to plow into a barrel of some sort, which then left her car drifting for a distance before crew intervened. The strecth of road used for the scene was closed off to traffic for filming before the accident at around 7pm local time. The hospital she was taken to said that she was in a critical condition at the time of admission and do not wish to make any further comments. Cedillo was at the wheel of her own 2006 Toyota at the time of the accident, when the car was being towed by a cable connected to another car that broke and whipped around eventually smacking through Cedillo’s windscreen and sliced through her skull.
The worst thing, aside from her head injury is that filming for Bay’s TF 3 has been stalled and on its last day of its shooting in the Chicago area. Another extra said that “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.” So this isn’t to good for Bay lovers, but better for the latter Bay haters — which I am not, Im more a imbetweener. So to come to a conclusion to a very sad story, Indiana police confirmed that “The equipment pertaining to the stunt was impounded by the Indiana State Police”. Yeah, that’ll stop someone who’s blown-up a wonder of the ancient world!