March 22, 2016 - 1:25 PM
CACHE CREEK - A Hollywood actor injured on set near the village of Cache Creek will be fine according to his director.
Last week, actor Dylan O’Brien was seriously injured and transferred to hospital while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third instalment of the popular film series based on young adult novels written by James Dashner.
O’Brien plays the lead, Thomas, in all three films about a post-apocalyptic dystopia.
“He is one tough cookie,” director Wes Ball tweeted on March 19. “I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew."
Celebrity websites allege the actor was hit by a car during a stunt scene and suffered multiple injuries including broken bones.
"Dylan is going to be just fine,” Ball wrote. "After a few weeks of rest and recovery he'll be back up and running to finish our adventure together."
WorkSafe B.C. spokesperson Trish Knight Chernecki says the investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing and did not offer any other detail.
Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta says he’s unaware if filming is continuing with O’Brien’s absence or not.
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