Vin Diesel. Picture: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
Vin Diesel. Picture: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Vin Diesel 'in shock' after stunt double fell 9 metres during filming

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Jul 23, 2019

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A stunt double on Vin Diesel's "Fast & Furious 9" has suffered a shocking fall on set.

The stuntman is battling a serious head injury after falling "at least 30ft" during filming of the new movie at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire on July 22. 

A source told The Sun Online: "The stuntman fell at least 30ft(nine metres) — maybe a bit more. Vin Diesel was seen on set seconds after. He looked ashen, totally in shock and blinking back tears. He saw what happened.

"They were filming a very high balcony scene. The stuntman leapt from the balcony attached to a safety wire, but it looks like the cable snapped.

"He was meant to be left dangling below the balcony via the wire and then lowered slowly to the ground, but he plunged to the ground and landed on his head."

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service told MailOnline: "An ambulance, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Leavesden Studios shortly before midday today, following reports of a man injured in a fall.

"One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance."

Hertfordshire Police added in a statement: "Police were called shortly before noon today following an incident at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

"It was reported that a man had been injured while working at the location and sustained serious injuries."

"The air ambulance attended and police officers are currently on scene to assist and carry out initial enquiries." 

Producers told Deadline: "We had an injury on the set of "Fast 9" today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen. We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation."

"Fast & Furious 9" also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and John Cena and is set for release next year. 

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