Today I learned from E! that the mishap that occurred back on the set of Transformers 3 in Hammond, IN was finally paid for the damaged caused to her. Her, or her family, settled for a report $18 million USD, which is probably still never going to be enough to grant the Cedillo family a full recovery.
According to the article, “(Gabriela) is going to have issues for the rest of her life.” Sad indeed.
If you follow this blog, you may recall that I, Collecticon, was there on that disastrous day. I’ve been holding onto this footage for almost two years and have followed Gabriela’s case as closely as I could. There has not been much information since the movie was released until now. The video below is my footage of the final stunt that was filmed on September 1st. I was near the end of the caravan, and so most of the action occurs prior to me moving. The accident occurred near the front of the line, and is not visible in the video.
I have never released this video until now. I wanted the dust to settle and there really isn’t much to see. I thought today would be a fitting release for the video. As indicated by the walkie, it took a few minutes before anyone realized there was a problem with Gabriela’s car. She erratically was driving after the stunt, and slammed into the guardrail and continued speeding past the stop point. This caused a lot of confusion over the walkies until someone said, “We need a helicopter now.” Then we all knew something was wrong.
I hope the Cedillo Family has found some solace this day with the tragic accident that happened nearly two years ago and they have my prayers.