For the first time, we’re seeing video of that terrible accident on the set of Transformers 3 in which a female extra was badly injured.
Watch the video on RadarOnline.com.
The video – obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com – captures the horrifying moment last Wednesday, September 1 when the extra was hurt as a scene for the Michael Bay blockbuster was being shot in Hammond, Indiana, which is near Chicago.
The extra – Gabriela Cedillo, a 24-year-old bank teller who dreamed of becoming an actress – happened to be driving her 2006 Nissan through the set of the film when a stunt went horribly wrong.
The studio has maintained it was a freak accident and that Cedillo was not involved in the actual stunt being performed at the time of the accident.
As this exclusive RadarOnline.com footage shows, a vehicle – that was involved in the stunt – hit a median barrier wall and traveled about a mile before coming to a stop.
Police believe a cable broke during the scene, whipping through the windshield of Cedillo’s car, striking her in the head.
She was rushed to Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Illinois where she underwent emergency brain surgery and was put into a medically induced coma to protect her brain from further damage.
At 22 seconds into our exclusive video, you can hear a person with the film’s production team counting down to cue the stunt during which a white car is seen spinning around crashing along the median.
(We show you the scene again at 47 seconds into the video, but in slow motion).
The video also shows debris on the street from where the accident happened involving Cedillo, and then we once again hear a voice at one minute and 39 seconds into our tape.
“FYI, per request of the police department everything involving this gag is officially impounded,” crew member John Silvia is heard saying over the radio.
“You are not to remove equipment, you are not to touch equipment… The trucks, the rigs, all of the wire, anything.”
Police have said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that shortly before 7 p.m, the movie crew was filming a stunt using numerous vehicles and drivers. During this stunt, an object struck a 2006 Toyota, hitting the vehicle, and then went through the windshield hitting the driver.”
On the set, it was not obvious there was a crisis in the immediate aftermath. “They just told us filming was done for the day,” one on-set source told RadarOnline.com.
“We weren’t trained stunt people. They paid regular extras to use their own personal cars an extra $25 per day for that freeway scene,” the extra continued.
“We were never informed of the risk we were putting ourselves in and when you take into consideration the amount you are being paid to be there, it’s not worth it.”
There is no word on when Paramount and Bay will resume production of Transformers 3.