'Resident Evil' stuntwoman wins court case following horrific accident on set

2020-04-22 08:40
 
Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson.


South African born stuntwoman, Olivia Jackson, who was injured in a horrific accident on the set of Resident Evil in 2015 has won a legal case against the company involved in the film.

While filming a stunt sequence on a motorbike in Johannesburg she crashed head on with a camera crane that wasn't lifted in time. 

Olivia was in a coma for 17 days and suffered severe injuries to her face, head and shoulder, and her left arm was amputated as a result of the accident.

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According to Deadline, the South African High Court ruled that the stunt was negligently planned and executed by the company who operated the camera and filming vehicle. It also dismissed their allegations that Olivia's riding was at fault.

Variety further reports that the judge said that the Road Accident Fund of South Africa would be liable to compensate Olivia as the accident would be treated as a road traffic accident.

About the ruling, the 36-year-old said in a statement: "I miss my old face. I miss my old body. I miss my old life. At least I now finally have a court judgment that proves this stunt was badly planned and that it was not my fault.

"But it really hurts that I have to live with the aftermath of other people's mistakes, when, aside from a short period of my hospitalisation in South Africa, none of the people who made those mistakes or profited from this film that made $312 million have actually supported me financially."

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