Back in September, Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson had a serious accident on the set of the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, in which her bike crashed into a camera crane while doubling for star Milla Jovovich. The accident was so bad that Jovovich stated that it was a “miracle that she survived.”
When the accident happened, she was placed in a medically induced coma for two weeks. She since came out of the coma and has been slowly recovering from her injuries. However from the latest report from Jackson, it appears that she will require her left arm to be amputated.
“My left arm is paralysed and is going to have to be amputated,” she told the The Sun newspaper (via Yahoo Movies). “My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.”
This adds to the long list of injuries that the stuntwoman has endured from the accident which according to her Facebook post back in October includes: “brain bleed[ing], brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed and degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius and ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, [and an] amputated thumb.”
While you may not know Olivia based on appearance, her work has helped a lot of high profile films including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is on schedule to release in January 2017, and is once again directed by Paul WS Anderson. The series, which is very loosely based on the Capcom horror franchise, has earned up to $915 million globally to date. The Final Chapter is the sixth entree to the series and if the subtitle is to be believed, the final one until a movie studio does the inevitable remake.