Traffic accident seriously injures stuntman

Warner Bros. says stuntman Scott McLean is expected to recover from a traffic accident in Thailand on the set of “Hangover II,” after being recently put into a medically induced coma.

The experienced Australian stuntman was in a traffic accident on the set of the sequel on Dec. 17. His prognosis was good, according to a person close to the situation.

On Monday the studio issued a statement about the accident, which occurred during a planned and choreographed stunt.

“There was an accident involving a truck and a car on the second unit set of ‘The Hangover Part II’ near Bangkok, Thailand, at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 (Bangkok time),” Warners said. “A stuntman was injured during the filming of this sequence. The truck and car were both driven by stunt drivers. An ambulance immediately took the injured stuntman to the local hospital, and he has since been transported to a hospital in Bangkok where advanced care is being provided. We are awaiting further details concerning his condition.”

McLean’s stunt credits include “The Matrix,” “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones,” “The Ruins,” “Daybreakers” and “Ghost Rider.”

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