I'll be very, very curious to see if Michael Bay can explain or justify using an extra with no stunt driving experience in a Transformers 3 scene--which resulted in her getting a metal object through her skull. She was making $25, though it seems she got pretty good medical care in the wake of the accident. The studio maintains that it was a freak accident and she wasn't involved in the stunt going on at the time of the accident, but it's still hard to figure out how this could have gone down. Nikki Finke quotes a source who suggests the situation must have been the result of serious violations of industry standards.
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