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‘Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien Severely Injured After Being Run Over By Car On Set, Production Halted

Dylan O’Brien was severely injured while filming the Maze Runner sequel The Death Cure. The actor was filming a scene when he was reportedly run over by a car in a stunt gone wrong on Friday. O’Brien was severely injured and was taken to a hospital in British Columbia for treatment. The filming of The Death Cure has been halted pending O’Brien’s recovery, according to the Daily Mail.

Dylan plays the character Thomas in the Maze Runner series and was reportedly filming a scene standing on the back of a set designed to look like the back of a train. O’Brien allegedly fell from the set and into the path of an incoming car and was subsequently run over.

According to TMZ, Dylan O’Brien suffered numerous broken bones in the accident. Entertainment Weekly notes that 20th Century Fox has informed the media that O’Brien was injured while filming The Death Cure and that production has been halted.

“Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, Canada. He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”

Though the production of the filming was shut down, Maze Runner writer James Dashner took to Twitter to inform fans that the film would be complete after Dylan heals from his injuries.

Meanwhile, WorkSafe BC says they are also investigating the matter. According to Entertainment Weekly, the British Columbia workplace investigation group says they were notified about the accident and are currently looking into the situation. The group says that the accident involving the vehicle was reported by the production group and that they are currently in contact with producers and the studio to determine exactly what happened in the accident which left Dylan O’Brien with numerous broken bones. The Daily Mail is reporting that O’Brien suffered a fracture on his cheekbone or orbital socket, among other injuries.

Despite his injuries, the Maze Runner: The Death Cure is set to be released in February 2017 as scheduled. No updates in release date have been made. Dylan O’Brien also plays the lead in the popular MTV series Teen Wolf and it is unknown if his Maze Runner: The Death Cure injuries will affect any future Teen Wolf film schedules. However, the Teen Wolf Twitter account gave a shout-out to O’Brien on a speedy recovery.

This isn’t the first controversy involving the filming of The Death Cure. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the cast were previously accused of taking Native American artifacts while filming.

What do you think about the accident on the Maze Runner: The Death Cure set involving star Dylan O’Brien? Do you think the studio will be found at fault for the accident by WorkSafe BC?

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