A stuntwoman has died in a motorcycle crash on the set for the new Deadpool 2 movie, police say. Witnesses said the woman was riding a motorbike when the accident occurred in the Canadian city’s Jack Poole Plaza. The fifth attempt went wrong and “the throttle somehow engaged” and the rider lost control.
The bike became airborne and crashed though glass of the Shaw Tower, witnesses said. Onlookers reportedly thought the crash was part of filming but quickly realised it was a serious “unplanned” crash. There was said to be no sound of brakes before the incident.
“People were running on the sidewalk, the motorcycle comes flying across the street, looks like from a ramp because it was in the air,” one witness said. “[The rider was] standing on the bike, slams into that building, clearly hit and out-of-control and clearly not planned. Police and ambulance rushed to the scene and the rider was put in an ambulance, however, the vehicle remained at the scene for 45 minutes and when it finally left for the hospital, there were no lights or sirens.