Report: Stunt person dies on ‘Deadpool 2’ set in motorcycle crash
Vancouver, Canada (CBS News) — A motorcycle stunt rider has died on the set of the movie Deadpool 2 in Vancouver Monday morning.
Vancouver police confirmed the fatal accident in the area of Jack Poole Plaza and the Shaw Tower in downtown Vancouver.
The female rider was on a motorcycle when something went wrong, sending the motorcycle airborne and crashing through the glass of the Shaw Tower ground-floor studio around 8:20 a.m.
It is believed she hit a post before the window and was travelling about 60 kilometres an hour.
Witnesses told Global News they did not hear the motorcycle braking 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,” said one witness. “[The rider was] standing on the bike, slams into that building, clearly hit and out-of-control and clearly not planned.
“It was so out-of-control, it looked like an accident.”
Another witness was just heading into work when she said she heard a motorcycle revving. “I [then] saw the bike, out-of-control and it flew right into the building,” she said.
The stunt woman’s name has not been released at this time.