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Stuntman stable after Bond crash


The scene of the crash

A stuntman is in a stable condition after crashing a car while making the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

Aris Comninos suffered head injuries when he crashed an Alfa Romeo during a chase sequence on a notoriously winding road near Lake Garda in northern Italy.

"He is still in hospital in a stable condition and doing as well as can be expected," a film spokesman said.

The accident was the second on the Bond set in four days, after an Aston Martin skidded into a lake on Saturday.


No-one was injured in that incident and the car was later retrieved from the water.

Director Marc Forster, actor Daniel Craig and any other cast members were not at the location when the second accident occurred.

A helicopter kept on standby during filming flew Comninos to Verona, where he had surgery.

Filming for the 22nd James Bond movie has already taken the crew to the UK, Panama, Chile and Mexico.

The title of the film, which follows on from 2006's Casino Royale, is taken from a short story published by Bond creator Ian Fleming in 1960. The film is due out in the UK on 31 October.

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