Richard Hammond involved in major crash 0

Richard-Hammond-involved-in-major-crashThe Grand Tour presenter, Richard Hammond, has been involved in a major crash in Switzerland. Fortunately, the former Top Gear host was able to walk away from the shunt without any major injuries.

Hammond was participating in a car race, being filmed for the Amazon TV show, when the £2 million Rimac he was driving left the road and mounted a grassy verge.

“It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening ,” Jeremy Clarkson tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “But incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK.”

The Grand Tour tweeted: “Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric super car built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury.

“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames.

“He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee.

“Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response.

“The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.”

Hammond, has been involved in a series of scrapes and accidents whilst filming for both Top Gear, and latterly The Grand Tour.

The father-of-two was in a coma for two weeks in 2006 after a jet-powered car he was piloting for Top Gear crashed.

The presenter later revealed he suffered depression, paranoia and memory loss due to brain damage caused by the crash in York.

Three months ago he was knocked unconscious after falling off a motorbike in Mozambique.

A friend of Hammond’s told The Sun: “Richard is conscious but very shaken.

“He is currently being treated in hospital for a fractured knee and having the once over. It’s quite incredible he’s come away from this with nothing more serious quite frankly.

“The crash was really bad. The car completely flipped and then burst into flames.

“There was real concern for Richard but the emergency services were quickly on hand and he’s a very lucky boy.

“It brought back horrendous memories of the 2006 crash for those who witnessed it.”

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