A ‘MacGyver’ stunt coordinator has reportedly suffered a serious injury on the set of the CBS series, according to Deadline.
“MacGyver” stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist has reportedly suffered an injury while on the set of the CBS series that is so severe, he had to be placed in a medical coma.
According to Deadline, Sundquist ran a “serious head injury” while performing a stunt for the reboot, which is currently filming in Atlanta, on Monday.
In a statement to Fox News sent on Wednesday, CBS Television Studios said: “We have learned about an injury stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist, that took place at the end of Monday on the set of ‘MacGyver’ in Atlanta.
“The production team is to work together with the authorities to investigate the accident, and our biggest concern at the moment is Justin’s health and well-being.”
A source told the site that the award-winning stunt coordinator “was injured during a stunt that involved transfer from one vehicle to another.”
Sundquist was reportedly conscious after the accident, but was in a medical coma because of the severity of his head injury and is still in the hospital, Deadline reports.
Last year, Sundquist sued CBS and other parties for injuries he claims he suffered on the set of “Hawaii Five-O”.
In the suit filed on May 10, 2017 with the Los Angeles Superior Court of California, Sundquist claimed that he was hit by a fast moving car, resulting in a potentially career-ending injuries.
According to the suit, obtained by the Term at the time, there were a “series of reckless negligent accidents … [which] caused or contributed to this accident,” including “a rushed, hectic set,” “the lack of security of the meeting, and clear safety instructions” and “turning a blind eye to controlled substance abuse by the key security of the staff.”
He is sued for negligence, requesting unspecified damages and a trial by a jury.
Sundquist injury comes a year after the “Walking Dead” stuntman, John Bernecker, died on the set of the AMC series, as well as the death of a “Deadpool 2” stunt person, who died on the set, during an attempt to film a motorcycle scene.