Mountain Dew Commercial Shoot Goes Awry in Elysian Park

Do the Dew, but please be careful
Do the Dew, but please be careful Photo: Ben Husman via Flickr

It’s a surprise more people aren’t hurt as a result of Mountain Dew commercials, which typically push the brand’s affinity for extreme sports, martial arts throwdowns, and Jackass-y “bro” antics. Sadly, a commercial shoot for the soda went awry last Friday afternoon, when a stuntman was blown up while hanging from a crane following the misfire of an explosive powder and the malfunction of a safety device in Elysian Park. The 28-year-old stuntman was taken to the hospital with burns and last reported, was still in critical condition. [LAT]