A VERY lucky escape it seems….
Earlier we reported that Richard Hammond had been involved in a serious crash, while filming out in Switzerland. There was no official update given on the status of the star – although pictures from the crash had emerged. Now The Grand Tour themselves have addressed the issue – confirming the crash but also stating Hammond was not injured seriously, as he escaped the car before the car burst into flames.
The news was released via The Grand Tour’s Twitter channel;
“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 climed 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 unkown and is being investigated.”
Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury. pic.twitter.com/4Oib32IJvj
— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) June 10, 2017
This is great news, as the pictures from the scene (and released by The Grand Tour) showcase a horrifying situation. With no cause for the crash currently know, we guess it’ll be a while before we know if we can point fingers at technology or human error.
Earlier reports stated that the television personality had been air lifted to hospital from the scene. Reports from observers suggested that James May was potentially in the car at the same time; although this has been debunked
We’re just glad to see that Richard Hammond is OK, and that his situation has been clarified so quickly. Maybe he should stay away from the turbo charged cars!