TF3 Extra Files Lawsuit17/10/2010
Adolfo Romo, the brother of Gabriella Cedillo, the 24-year-old who was struck in the head by flying metal on the set of Transformers 3 last month, filed a lawsuit against DreamWorks Studios and Paramount Pictures this week. The suit accuses the production company of 7 counts of negligence.
Romo’s lawsuit declares that the company should not have had extras within such close distance of a dangerous stunt set because it risked the safety of others. Romo named 3 other Paramount employees in the lawsuit.
During the stunt, Cedillo and other extras drove their cars on the opposite side of the street where an action packed stunt scene took place. As part of the stunt, a car flipped over, but the bracket and cable attached to the stunt car somehow separated from the vehicle and became airborne and then struck Cedillo’s car.
Cedillo is permanently disabled after the Transformers 3 accident. She suffers from a brain injury and is recovering in an Illinois rehabilitation center. Cedillo was one of 80 extras hired on the set in Hammond, Illinois. Cedillo’s brother filed the lawsuit on her behalf.