The Pulp Fiction star was allegedly pressured by Quentin Tarantino to get behind the wheel of a rattrap convertible and drive down a curved, sandy, Mexican road at 40 mph. The vehicle ended up crashing, resulting in Thurman receiving a concussion and damage to her knees. According to veteran stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong, the actress could have been decapitated and said that it was irresponsibility on a "mega level." Ordinarily, these types of vehicles are referred to as "picture cars," i.e. cars that look good on camera but are not safe to drive in a stunt. Picture cars are generally towed on flatbed "process trailers" while being filmed, creating the illusion that an actor is driving. Thurman described the car as a "death box" in an interview with the New York Times.