An accident on the Bangkok, Thailand set of The Hangover Part II has seriously injured veteran stuntman Scott McLean. Warner Bros. has confirmed the accident and issued this statement in response:
“There was an accident involving a truck and a car on the second unit set of “The Hangover Part II” near Bangkok, Thailand, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010 (Bangkok time). A stuntman was injured during the filming of this sequence. The truck and car were both driven by stunt drivers. An ambulance immediately took the injured stuntman to the local hospital, and he has since been transported to a hospital in Bangkok where advanced care is being provided. We are awaiting further details concerning his condition.”
Although his prognosis is positive, Variety reports that McLean has been in a medically-induced coma since the accident occurred almost ten days ago. Naturally, the thoughts of the entire Collider team are with McLean (whose stunt credits include The Matrix and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones) as we hope for a speedy recovery.