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Harrison Ford crushed in Star Wars set accident

June 13th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Harrison Ford, the 71-year-old star who plays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed by a falling hydraulic door on the set of Episode 7 at Pinewood Studios.

Despite reassurance that he had only injured his ankle, Ford also had tests on his chest to assess the severity of his injuries.  The grandfather-of-three is now said to be recovering from his injuries and in good spirits. Ford was immediately assessed by medics after being hit by the door and was said to have been looking in a bad way and clutching his chest when he was on the stretcher. Ford was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford with a suspected fracture in his ankle. It is understood he has no major chest injuries but is awaiting results of further tests.

It is unclear how long Ford will be unable to film for, but it is likely he will require time to recuperate. The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into the incident, and shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.

All of us at FTN wish Harrison a speedy recovery.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….