Former ‘Top Gear’ Star Richard Hammond Injured In Serious Car Crash
Top Gear star Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital after a terrible car crash in which his car caught on fire.
Hammond was involved in another serious crash while filming his new Amazon show The Grand Tour in Switzerland Saturday. The Rimac Concept One electric supercar he was driving Saturday was reduced to a twisted, blackened mess after it crashed and caught fire.
Hammond escaped serious injury and was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a fractured knee.
“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames,” the show said in a statement. “He was flown by air ambulance to hospital in St. Gallen to be checked over, revealing a fracture to his knee.”
His Grand Tour co-stars Jeremy Clarkson and James May described the crash as “like a bomb going off” and were afraid Hammond might have died. Photos showed the wrecked car upside down and on a hillside in the canton of St. Gallen before the blaze was extinguished by firefighters. Afterwards, Clarkson called it the “biggest” and “most frightening” car crash had had ever witnessed.
The show said no one else was involved, and the cause of the crash was under investigation.