Dangerous shooting of vehicles exploding in mid-air
Stuntman caught in flames transported to hospital
Broadcast accident scene, video released ‘shock’
Jonathan Goodwin in ‘America’s Got Talent’ / Photo = NBC
A stuntman nearly lost his life while filming the American audition program ‘America’s Got Talent’.
On the 17th (local time), foreign media such as the Daily Mail and TMZ reported that during the filming of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’, two cars were crushed in the air from a height of 21 meters and were engulfed in flames and seriously injured. At the same time, a video of the scene of the dizzying accident spread around social media, causing shock.
Nonathan Goodwin, who was in a fall accident / Photo = Accident video capture
The accident in question occurred during rehearsal on the 14th. Goodwin had to escape and fall down before two dangling vehicles collided. However, they could not escape in time, and were caught between vehicles and exposed to the explosion that occurred in the collision.
Goodwin was reportedly injured in the fall. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and fortunately his life was saved, but he is currently receiving treatment.
“We are at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the location of ‘America’s Got Talent’ filming,” the report said, according to a 911 transcript released by the US Sun. I couldn’t do the calculations properly, so I crashed (with the car),” he said at the time.
“(The victim) was a white male in his 40s,” the woman said.
Goodwit also drew attention by showing an escape show in a dangerous situation in the previous ‘America’s Got Talent’. In 2013, he escaped from hanging on a flaming rope above the River Thames in London, England, and appeared in ‘British Got Talent’ to take on a dangerous challenge.
He also demonstrated allowing a Caribbean reef shark to attack him on the BBC special ‘How Not to Be Shark Bait’.
‘America’s Got Talent’ launched the ‘Extreme’ version with a new season to catch the eye with dangerous spectacles. Judge Simon Cowell, who led ‘America’s Got Talent’, professional wrestler Nicky Bella, and stuntman Travis Pastrana were appointed as judges.
Participants competed for a prize of 500,000 dollars (600 million won), and NBC promoted the program, saying, “You can see the huge scale, absurd, unique, and jaw-dropping behavior that you can only see on the theater stage.” . However, the recording was paused due to Goodwin’s accident.
The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Kim So-yeon, reporter at Hankyung.com [email protected]