AceShowbiz - The recent accident on the set of "L.A.'s Finest" cost one of its co-showrunners a lot. Brandon Sonnier reportedly to have one of his legs amputated below the knee after a car stunt took a terrifying turn on the set of the new series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.
Sonnier was one of the victims of the horrible accident, which occured on Thursday, February 21, alongside fellow co-showrunner Brandon Margolis. The two were rushed to the hospital after a stunt car stunt crashed into a cargo crate, which then smashed into the "video village" area where Sonnier, Margolis and other producers were watching the stunt on monitors.
Margolis was released quickly as he suffered minor injuries, but things got worse for Sonnier. Doctors were said to be fighting to save his leg. Sonnier is currently still hospitalized with his family supporting him by his side.
Cal/OSHA was notified of the incident, and is currently opening an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident to determine if there was anything that could have been avoided.
"L.A.'s Finest" is an offshoot of the "Bad Boys" movie franchise, starring Gabrielle as her "Bad Boys 2" character Syd Burnett, fighting crime in Los Angeles with Jessica as her single-mother sidekick. Network bosses at NBC initially passed on the project after viewing the pilot, but the police drama was subsequently picked up for a 13-episode, straight-to-series order by officials at Charter Communications last summer.
The cast of the drama also include Ernie Hudson, Zack Gilford, Duane Martin and Ryan McPartlin. It is set to premiere exclusively on the Spectrum network later this year.