‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’
Car Stunt Gone Wrong …
Captured in Terrifying Video
10/16/2021 11:37 AM PT
Jonathan Goodwin‘s horrific car stunt gone wrong was every bit as shocking as it sounded — which you can now see here in video of the accident that’s gut-wrenching to watch.
TMZ has obtained footage of the moment the stunt got underway Thursday during an ‘AGT: Extreme’ rehearsal, and the moment Goodwin got sandwiched between two cars … resulting in a massive fireball to explode, and Goodwin being rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Check out the clip — you see the professional daredevil hanging mid-air in a straight jacket … with the two vehicles also suspended on each side of him. When they release the cars — which then start to swing toward Goodwin — they unhook his harness as well.
Goodwin was supposed to fall underneath the cars before they collided, but the timing was off … and he was crushed between them as they came together. After that, he fell to the ground and hit his head — but this video, fortunately, doesn’t show any of that gnarly aftermath.
As we reported … Goodwin was unresponsive at first, and folks on the set of the production thought he’d been killed. He did eventually come to, however, while being airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery. We know he was taken to a trauma unit, but his condition remains unclear at this point.
NBC confirmed the seriousness of the accident … and offering their thoughts and prayers to Goodwin’s family. The guy is a longtime stuntman and escape artist — having appeared on the regular version of ‘AGT’ with death-defying stunts prior to his migration to this spinoff.