Actress Karen David and an unnamed stuntman fell out of a moving van-type truck Thursday night on the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles and suffered injuries during filming of the television series “ Castle.” The male stunt performer was hospitalized with serious head trauma, reports the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Jan. 18. Karen David has been treated and released, but the actress, formerly of “Waterloo Road,” is wearing a neck brace to prevent further damage from developing. She is currently resting and recovering, according to her manager’s comment on Facebook.
Information about the accident has so far been sketchy, coming from a source not authorized to speak for the studio. Apparently the actors were inside a van, when the door failed to close properly. It opened as the truck was in motion, and the actors rolled out. This is the first serious accident in the L.A. entertainment industry since September, when a diver from a Disney movie drowned – possibly due to a heart attack.
The ABC drama series is set in New York City, and Karen David has landed the new, recurring role of Sara, a student at Columbia University. The series stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, a writer who hangs with police detective Kate Beckett, played by Stana Katick. Romantic tension has equaled the homicide detection in recent segments. Susan Sullivan and Molly Quinn also have regular roles, as Richard Castle’s mother and daughter. “Castle” has won several People’s Choice awards, and has gradually increased its following over five seasons.
Actress Karen David joined the cast earlier this month. There is no word yet on how her injury will affect future filming.