'Transformers 3' Extra Undergoes Brain Surgery After Accident On the Set

Gabriela Cedillo has had the surgery on September 1 night following the accident which postpones the last day of filming in Chicago.

Shooting of "Transformers 3" on September 1 in Chicago went awry when an accident involving an extra happened. The woman, identified as Gabriela Cedillo, was airlifted to Loyola hospital in Indiana after a stunt went horribly wrong as she suffered serious head injury, abc7chicago.com reported.

Radar Online then got information that the 24-year-old aspiring actress had to undergo brain surgery. "She had to have brain surgery last night after the accident happened. We don't know how she is doing now, we're waiting to hear," said a source who works on the set. Indiana State Police additionally has told the Associated Press that Cedillo was in critical condition as of Thursday.

Cedillo, who was not part of the stunt team, was involved in the accident as she was behind the wheel of a car when an object smashed through her windshield. Authorities said in a statement, "Preliminary investigation revealed that shortly before 7 P.M, the movie crew was filming a stunt using numerous vehicles and drivers. During this stunt, an object struck a 2006 Toyota, hitting the vehicle, and then went through the windshield hitting the driver."

Fellow extra Blaine Baker added, "The vehicle was being towed by another vehicle. The cable between the two vehicles broke. It whipped around and sliced through the woman's car and sliced through her skull, apparently." Cedillo reportedly continued moving for almost a mile before it came to a complete stop.

The production of "Transformers 3" in Chicago was planned to end on Thursday, September 2. Following the accident, a senior member of the production team told FOX Chicago News that the last day of filming in the city has been postponed. As of press time, there has been no word on when the shooting will resume.

In another news, a new autobot has been spotted on the set of this third "Transformers" film. In a video embedded below, a black-fronted military transport is seen parked next to the red flamed semi-truck of Optimus Prime. A security guard points the never-before-seen vehicle and says it is "Sentinel Prime, Optimus' father," but The Transformers Live Action Movie Blog seems to think it is Rodimus Prime.

This follow-up to "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is made under the direction of Michael Bay. Starring Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the upcoming sci-fi action movie is projected to come out in the U.S. on July 1, 2011.

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    Oct 06, 2010

    It seems that accident is inevitable. It can happen anywhere and anytime and everybody can be a victim. It is not easy to be involved in a road traffic accidents because you will not only get yourself injured, your car will also be destroy and the worst part is, you have to pay for the damages you have cause.

    Sep 16, 2010

    Michael Bay your career is over and if you think I am lying wait and see. This text has been posted on thousands and thousands of forums and blogs etc, and word is spreading. Paramount just a friendly word you will not release Transformers 3, as we are told that the girl has no medical chance, and will not continue to live. Paramount you can thank Michael Bay for damaging and killing your Movie company. One of the biggest Lawsuits is on its way… ET already have wind of this, as does TMZ. You may have your lawyers and your money Michael Bay, and Paramount, but when it comes to a fatality of human life all is lost – I hope you get to read this or some-one will pass this on to you – your D-day is just around the corner. We also hear Paramount will be facing negligence charges and perhaps manslaughter charges and looking at possible time in prison. So who will they sacrifice – Not themselves? No no no – they will crucify you Michael… Did you know she has connections with the mob – Yes i am sure you knew that????

    Sep 03, 2010

    Every person everyday around the world we all live the same not knowing whether anything could happen to us at any moment. To live the life is living in each and every moment whether full of excitement and happiness or shockingly grieved with physical or mental sadness. Time and unforeseen occurrences are what befall us all with prayer God’s help time heals all wounds. Have patience for the injured with the help of medical professionals and our prayer recovery can come quicker. We pull together especially thru times of distress and sadness we are on the same team. Together we reevaluate our priorities and realize no matter what happens there are still blessings. With our heartfelt prayers and thankfulness for the timely rescuers Gabriella Cedillo’s life was spared, all the proper medical attention was given, her needs will be provided for by trusted surgeons, physicians, and nurses. No worry of any payments that have to be made for extended hospital stays and rehabilitation. Gabriella Cedillo survived an accident that many children and young adults do not. Parents live with that fact every day every person around the world we all live the same. May our prayers help strengthen Gabriella Cedillo, her family and friends, morale needs to be built up not torn down. Please keep sentiments just that sentimental and sweet a treat soothing; wholesomely sweet. Pray for Gabriella Cedillo to recover complete. All the best possible is was and will continue to be provided for Gabriella Cedillo and her family, please send good thoughts hopes and wishes for wellbeing show respect be honorable and supportive a poem by Denise Hoglund for Gabriella Cedillo, family and friends written September 3, 2010.

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