The actor was filming a scene for The Death Cure involving a car when the stunt went wrong and he was run over.
20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday that O’Brien was immediately transferred to a local hospital after being injured Thursday. The studio said shooting will be shut down while the actor recovers.
A representative for O’Brien didn’t immediately respond to messages Friday. The 24-year-old is the star of the dystopian science-fiction series. The Death Cure is the third in the franchise.
Trish Knight Chernecki, spokeswoman for the provincial occupational health and safety regulator WorkSafeBC, said an investigation officer has been dispatched to the set to investigate.