Appearing conscious and most definitely jovial, the much loved current Grand Tour and ex Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has survived a horror high speed crash whilst filming a segment for the Amazon series in Switzerland.
Although he was airlifted to hospital for examination, it did appear that Hammond had escaped any serious injury with the worst appearing to be a fractured knee.
The incident occurred on approach to a sharp bend on a country road in Bergrennen Hemberg in the north-east of Switzerland, where Hammond was driving a Rimac Concept One, an electric super car built in Croatia.
The car appears to slide just before the sharp bend and lose control before an over correction sent the car onto the grass, down an embankment and burst into flames.
Luckily Hammond was able to walk away from the crash before paramedics arrived.
An official statement from the Amazon hit series is below;
“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.”
The sequence of events appears in the pics below;
A bystander’s video is below;