A serious injury on the set of 'Transformers 3' over a month ago may have shut down production for just a day, but it looks as though Paramount Pictures could be facing the repercussions of the incident for quite some time. As reported by ABC Chicago, on September 1st, set extra Gabriela Cedillo suffered a serious head injury during filming when her personal vehicle "was being towed by another vehicle. The cable between the two vehicles broke. It whipped around and sliced through the woman's car and sliced through her skull, apparently." Over a month later, the 24-year-old woman is hitting the studio with a lawsuit citing negligence.

Michael Bay isn't involved in the suit, but D.W. Productions and Film Industry Location Management Services and the location managers on the job are. According to Deadline, back when the incident first occurred, Paramount claimed Cedillo wasn't directly involved in a stunt and that the accident was a freak occurrence. The studio said her car was over 500 feet from the action and that it was a flying metal object and not a towing cable that caused the injury. Paramount also claimed that the reshoot had nothing to do with the accident, rather a "timing issue."

Clearly Paramount's story and the local news report clash quite a bit, so it looks as though this could become a complicated issue. In the official suit it says that it was a stunt car that was being pulled by a cable from a flatbed truck. That stunt car was intentionally crashed while going over 50 mph. The document claims the studio was negligent in a number of ways including failing to secure the stunt car and failing to offer proper safety precautions to Cedillo. It goes on to say Cedillo will endure future suffering and "has become disfigured and disabled." Her demand is in excess of $50,000.
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