In early September, the set of Transformers 3 was temporarily shut down because of an unexpected event. One of the many extras was seriously injured while sitting in her car during a stunt, a stunt gone terribly wrong. The victim, Gabriela Cedillo is now suing Paramount Pictures for negligence and expects them to pay up for not only the damage to her car but also to her head!
As we previously reported, Cedillo was sitting on set, in her own car (a 2006 Toyota), when an object came thrashing through her windshield. According to another extra, Blaine Baker, “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.” Baker said the car was then dragged along a center divider for about half a mile, “grinding the side of the car off.”
Here’s the statement released from Paramount:
“We are all terribly sorry that this accident occurred. Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with Gabriela, her family and loved ones. The production will continue to provide all the help we can to Gabriela and her family during this difficult time.”
We’re surprised that the studio allowed such a lack of safety and security on a film of this caliber. Freak accidents happen but that’s ridiculous. They know what type of damage Michael Bay is capable of. Their insurance has probably shot through the roof.
Do you think Cedillo has probable cause to sue?