Lethal Weapon's producers sued by motorist over stunt fail that allegedly caused him 'traumatic brain injury'
'Lethal Weapon' is in the news again and not for good reasons. In a lawsuit that has been filed against the WarnerMedia and Warner Bros that were behind the controversial show, Sandi and Sami Habbas, who are residents of County of Riverside. Sandi Habbas claimed that during the filming of the show last summer in August 2018, Sami, her husband "suffered a traumatic brain injury" when the vehicle her husband Sami was driving was ripped to "shreds" by a wire that had been strung across a street in Long Beach for a test run for a stunt. The lawsuit was filed May 7 in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
Just before the incident, a 300-pound sandbag is said to have come through the zip line and the stunt was completed. After the traffic was allowed to resume, the plaintiffs allegedly came through but found that the "cable line was rapidly shooting down towards his vehicle" and then struck it with considerable force. The plaintiffs also claim that the car was going at 20 miles per hour.
"The line lifted up Habbas’ vehicle and shredded the front end of it. The force was significant enough that it damaged a light pole in the process," the lawsuit said.
"Plaintiffs were startled from the high impact collision it had with the zip line," reads the suit. It accuses the company of willful misconduct and negligence and seeks unspecified damages. "Both sustained immediate emotional distress as they were in shock from being struck by an object that came from the air that they were unaware was in existence." The suit also claimed that the two "sustained physical injuries to their bodies" and that Sandi had to be "transported by ambulance" after the paramedics arrived.
"Plaintiffs suffered severe emotional distress, requiring constant psychological care," the suit alleges. 'Lethal Weapon's last season ended on February 26 amid a host of controversy and the green light for the next season is yet to be given.
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