Jeremy Clarkson Says Richard Hammond's Crash Was The Biggest He's Ever Seen
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Earlier it was reported that Richard Hammond crashed a £2 million car in Switzerland during filming for The Grand Tour.
Hammond has had a history of crashes, however co-host Jeremy Clarkson claims that this one was the biggest he's ever seen.
In among messages of well wishes to The Hamster, Clarkson tweeted to confirm the worrying news, though reassured that his mate is okay.
It was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK.
- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 10, 2017
He wrote: "It was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK."
The official account for The Grand Tour also tweeted, putting out a statement as well as some pictures of the car.
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
The statement said: "Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after competing in 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 two.
"Fortunately [he] suffered no serious injury.
"Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before it 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 being investigated."
Richard Hammond in Switzerland #TheGrandTour pic.twitter.com/BQdUf9gNmI
- リチャード・ハモンド観察日記 (@thehamsterdiary) June 9, 2017
The news was certainly a shock, but it's good that the extent of his injuries is not as severe as was first thought.
A source told The Sun: "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."
Best wishes go out to Hammond.
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