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Olivia Jackson was hired as the stuntwoman for actress Milla Jovovich for the film "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." In 2015, Jackson was injured in a motorcycle accident while performing a scene on set for the film. (Photo: Shutterstock) Olivia Jackson was hired as the stuntwoman for actress Milla Jovovich for the film “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” In 2015, Jackson was injured in a motorcycle accident while performing a scene on-set for the movie. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The stuntwoman who suffered horrific injuries on-set of the 2016 film “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” won her legal battle against a company involved in a South African court last month.

While standing in for Milla Jovovich, star of the “Resident Evil” film franchise, U.K.-based Olivia Jackson was severely injured when her motorcycle collided with a crane-mounted camera on the movie’s Cape Town set. As a result of the collision, Jackson was in a coma for 17 days, suffered spinal fractures, broken ribs, punctured lungs, nerve damage, and had to have her left arm amputated above the elbow, said The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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