Mad Max, Star Wars stuntwoman Olivia Jackson fighting for life

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 18:08 IST
Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson in a coma after accident on Resident Evil sets. (Facebook)

British stuntwoman Olivia Jackson has been hospitalised following an accident on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in South Africa.

She has been in an induced coma since Saturday, September 5, suffering from head injuries and a punctured lung, reported Ace Showbiz.

Jackson was filming a chase scene when the tragedy happened. She rode a motorcycle at high speed and suddenly crashed into a piece of metal camera arm. Unfortunately, she wasn't equipped with any protective gear or helmet during filming.

A source close to the production said, "It wasn't a very dangerous stunt. She was riding a motorbike in a straight line but due to the scene she had no protective gear or helmet.

There is a metal arm which carries the camera along. But it malfunctioned and didn't lift up.

"It was totally out of her control. She had no chance. She is a lovely lady, the most generous person you could ever meet."

Her husband, David R Grant, rushed from filming in Malta to be at his wife's side. He then posted a photo of himself and Jackson on Facebook while also telling people that she had "been making steady progress."

Her mother-in-law, Janet Lyons, said, "It's been traumatic. We're waiting for Livvy to come out of theatre."

Jackson has been working as a stuntwoman since 2011. She was a stunt double for Charlize Theron and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Mad Max: Fury Road. She was also Karen Gillan's double in Guardians of the Galaxy and Gwyneth Paltrow's in Mortdecai.

Jackson recently completed stunt performance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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