A stunt driver has been severely injured in an on set crash in Thailand for The Hangover 2, placing him in hospital. The stunt driver Scott McLean is now in an induced coma in effort to help his healing. Representatives from Warner Bros released this statement:
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 3:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010 (Bangkok time). 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.
The stunt involved McLean hanging out of a window of a moving truck towards a car but something faulted when the car went out of control and hit him. No further details have been released from the studio but this is likely to put the production behind until Phillips can find a replacement to reshoot the scene.