Tuesday 20 August 2019

Production of Fast & Furious 9 halted after stuntman injury

The incident took place at Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire.

Vin Diesel stars in the latest film (Ian West/PA)
Vin Diesel stars in the latest film (Ian West/PA)

By Craig Simpson, PA

Production has been halted after a stuntman was seriously injured on the set of Fast & Furious 9.

Work on the latest instalment of the long-running franchise was put on hold following the accident at a studio in Hertfordshire.

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Michelle Rodriguez stars in the franchise (Ian West/PA)

Producers said they will focus on the injury after the incident at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden.

Police and paramedics were reportedly called to the scene.

A spokeswoman for Universal said: “We had an injury on the set of Fast 9 today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen.

“We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation.”

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Police were called shortly before noon today following an incident at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

“It was reported that a man had been injured while working at the location and sustained serious injuries.

“The air ambulance attended and police officers are currently on scene to assist and carry out initial enquiries.”

The film stars franchise regulars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, and is due for release in 2020.

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