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'Transformers 3' Extra Seriously Injured During Filming

An extra in 'Transformers 3' was seriously injured in Indiana on Wednesday night during the filming of a scene for the upcoming movie.

The movie crew was filming a stunt in Hammond, Indiana when things went awry.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that shortly before 7 PM, the movie crew was filming a stunt using numerous vehicles and drivers," the Indiana State Police says in a statement. "During this stunt, an object struck a 2006 Toyota, hitting the vehicle, and then went through the windshield hitting the driver."

According to credible reports, it was a cable under tension that snapped and shot through the windshield of the Toyota, which was personally owned by the driver, a 24-year-old female, who was an extra and not a member of the stunt personnel.

The vehicle travelled about a mile and repeatedly hit into a concrete barrier as it rolled before coming to a stop.

The woman, now identified as Gabriela V. Cedillo, was airlifted from the area to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood with "serious injuries" to the head. The vehicle had "extensive damage" to its driver's side, according to police.

The crew had been filming in the area since Monday and was supposed to be filming for the last time in Chicago on Thursday, with explosions and low-flying helicopters planned for Millennium Park and Wacker Drive.

However, that has been postponed as a result of the accident.

The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Rosie Huntington Whitely -- who replaces Megan Fox (photosMegan Fox photos).

September 2, 2010 |

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