“Grateful to be alive”

“Star Wars” stuntwoman to have arm amputated after injury on set of “Resident Evil”

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Olivia Jackson, a British stunt double who worked on Star Wars: the Force Awakens, will need to have her arm amputated after suffering a serious on-set injury in South Africa. The 34-year old stuntwoman was filming  a high-speed motorbike chase stunt for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter when she crashed into a metal camera arm, which apparently malfunctioned and did not lift as she approached. She suffered head injuries, a punctured lung and facial scarring, and had to be put in an induced coma. “My left arm is paralysed and is going to have to be amputated,” the stunt double told The Sun. “My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.” Jackson is married to stuntman David Grant (who also appears in the new Star Wars movie) and had previously worked on blockbusters as Mad Max: Fury Road, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Read the full story at The New York Daily News.

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