Australian stunt driver Scott McLean has been seriously injured following a stunt gone wrong on the Thailand set of The Hangover Part II. The Daily Telegraph reports that McLean was involved in a December 17 accident that saw two vehicles crashing into each other at a high speed. He’s currently in a medically induced coma at a Bangkok hospital.
Warner Bros. confirmed the news in an official statement:
“There was an accident involving a truck and a car on the second unit set of ‘The Hangover Part II’ near Bangkok, Thailand, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010 (Bangkok time). A stuntman was injured during the filming of this sequence. The truck and car were both driven by stunt drivers. An ambulance immediately took the injured stuntman to the local hospital, and he has since been transported to a hospital in Bangkok where advanced care is being provided. We are awaiting further details concerning his condition.”
McLean’s stunt credits include The Matrix, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Ghost Rider. We’ll provide more details as they’re available.
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