'Hangover Part II' Stuntman Severely Injured in Set Car Crash
An Australian stunt driver has been hospitalized in Thailand after a film-related crash left him severely injured while shooting The Hangover Part II.
A source close to the production confirms that stunt driver Scott McLean was in an induced coma through sedation meant to help him recover from the set incident.
Warner Bros., which is distributing the sequel, confirmed the accident in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter.
"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 statement read.
"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."
No further details were available from the company.
The production source described the stunt as one that had been choreographed and rehearsed. McLean was in a moving truck leaning out the window, as planned, when the car driving towards it to pass skidded suddenly and hit him. A further prognosis report is expected in a few days.
The film reunites the original foursome played by Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms.