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James Bond Stuntman Seriously Injured After Crash

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Apr 24, 2008 | 10:02am EDT

A stuntman working on the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace has been left with serious head injuries, after yet another onset car accident.

Aris Comninos was driving the Alfa Romeo on a small and windy road near Lake Garda in northern Italy, when he lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a wall.

Comninos was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Verona, where he has undergone surgery for his injuries. Another stuntman sustained minor injuries after the incident earlier this week.

A spokesperson for the town of Limone sul Garda, where the 007 cast and crew have been shooting for the past two weeks, says the accident occurred during a car chase between Bond's Aston Martin and a truck.

None of the cast members, nor director Marc Forster, were present at the time of the crash.

Filming for the latest spy thriller, starring Daniel Craig as 007, has hit a number of setbacks.

Just last Saturday, a limited-edition Aston Martin sports car had to be fished out of Lake Garda after it skidded off a narrow road in torrential rain and plunged into the water.

Producers were also criticized by the Bolivian government for allegedly "stereotyping" its people when they filmed scenes there, while filming in Chile was briefly halted when the town's mayor objected to the crew's presence.

A representative for MGM Studios, the movie studio behind Quantum of Solace, could not be reached for comment as WENN went to press.

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