Published Sep 10, 2015Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson has been getting a lot of work of late, including spots in Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, this high point of her career has been met with tragedy as she's now in an induced coma following an onset injury.
As The Sun reports [via Bloody Disgusting], Jackson was performing a motorcycle stunt for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and crashed into a malfunctioned camera arm. The crash resulted in a punctured lung and some head injuries.
"It wasn't a very dangerous stunt," a source told The Sun. "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."
Jackson's husband, David Grant, also shared a statement about the accident on Facebook:
I want to say on behalf of Olivia's family and myself we've been inundated with messages of support for My girl and we are all truly touched. It's goes to show what a special girl she is not just to me but to everyone! I'm sorry for not getting in touch and replying to all the messages in this tough time but I want you all to know that she has been making steady progress and your thoughts and good vibes are all working so please keep them up! She's my inspiration and my world and one tuff little mother fucker ! She's fighting hard and the team of people working on Olive have been amazing and have been doing some incredible work. Thanks again to everybody! I whisper to her everyday telling her about the support she's getting world wide!