‘Fear Factor’ Contestant Injured in Stunt Accident

08/15/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Hollywood, CA — A contestant on the TV show “Fear Factor” was injured while participating in a stunt while filming an episode of the show. The woman escaped the accident with no major injuries, reported TMZ.

According to officials, the woman was reportedly riding on top of a truck with a safety harness on when the driver of the stunt truck — which was traveling less than 20 mph at the time — hit a parked car that was part of the stunt. The driver’s vision reportedly had been blocked for a moment when the accident occurred.

The woman was not thrown from the vehicle.

On-set EMTs rushed the woman to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. She reportedly sustained no major injuries and was released from the hospital after a few hours.

The woman’s identity is being withheld and it is unknown if she will return to the show to finish out her role on the TV game show.

“Fear Factor” is a stunt/dare TV game show in which participants compete against one another for a grand prize of $50,000.

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