Olivia Jackson, the stunt performer who suffered horrifying injuries while making Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, has won a court case against a stunt firm in South Africa.
Olivia Jackson, the stuntwoman who sustained horrific injuries when an action sequence on the movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter went wrong, is suing for £2.2 million. The 35-year-old, South African-born performer was in a coma for 17 days, had to have her left arm amputated and suffered other catastrophic injuries while performing a motorbike stunt on the film’s set in South Africa in 2015. Jackson, who is married to British stuntman David Grant and lives in the UK, was set to be filming a fight sequence, but when the scene was cancelled, she was instead required to stand in for lead actress Milla Jovovich in a high-speed motorcycle stunt.
Olivia Jackson, the stuntwoman who suffered a horrific motorbike accident on the South African set of the new ‘Resident Evil’ movie, has revealed the extent of her injuries. The 35-year-old stunt veteran lost an arm in the crash, and now has a twisted spine following two major operations. Jackson was riding without a helmet when she struck a camera arm which was supposed to have moved out of the way on the set of ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’.
Olivia Jackson, one of the stunt doubles on the forthcoming ‘Resident Evil’ movie, 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, is to have her arm amputated after a motorbike stunt on-set went horribly wrong.
Olivia Jackson, the stuntwoman who was badly injured during an incident on the set of ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ has now come out of her medically induced coma. Jackson, who has also worked as a stunt performer in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and 'Guardians of the Galaxy’, hit a camera crane while riding a motorcycle last month. But she’s now detailed the horrific injuries she suffered in the accident. In a Facebook post, she wrote: “2 weeks in a coma, brain bleed, brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed & degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius & ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, amputated thumb, torn fingers, 5 nerves torn out of the spinal cord…. not my funnest day on set.”
Milla Jovovich, the star of the ‘Resident Evil’ movies, has said that she is 'totally devastated’ following the on-set accident which resulted in a stuntwoman sustaining serious head injuries. 32-year-old Olivia Jackson was on the South African set of 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, and ran into a metal camera arm while riding a motorbike during a stunt sequence on September 5. - Star Wars stuntwoman fighting for her life after motorbike crash She’s since been put into a medically-induced coma while she recovers and is being 'carefully monitored’ by hospital staff. Taking to Facebook, Jovovich, whose husband Paul W.S. Anderson directs the movie series, said: “None of us have experienced anything like this in our careers making action films and hope we never do again, but the production reacted very quickly to ensure she received the best care and also in reaching out to her family and making sure they were informed and looked after during this overwhelmingly difficult time.
32-year-old Olivia Jackson smashed into a metal camera arm while riding a motorbike on the set of 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, filming in Johannesburg, South Africa. - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed According to The Sun, she was not wearing protective gear, and has sustained head injuries and a punctured lung. She was riding a motorbike in a straight line but due to the scene she had no protective gear or helmet. We’re waiting for Livvy to come out of theatre.” As well as appearing in the latest 'Resident Evil’ movie and 'The Force Awakens’, where she doubled for Daisy Ridley, she’s also appeared in a wealth of other blockbusters.