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Richard Hammond Posts Video From His Hospital Bed After Switzerland Crash

Mark McGowan

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Richard Hammond Posts Video From His Hospital Bed After Switzerland Crash

News broke yesterday that Richard Hammond had been involved in a horrific crash while filming The Grand Tour, leaving fans worried for the presenters health.

Fortunately it soon became apparent that the incident hadn't taken too much of a toll on Hammond, despite Jeremy Clarkson saying it was one of the worst crashes he's ever seen.

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 confirmation that the former Top Gear star wasn't too seriously harmed was a breath of fresh air to an otherwise scary ordeal.

Hammond was reportedly conscious and talking following the crash, and was able to pull himself from the burning vehicle.

Now he has posted a video live from his hospital bed and it'll please all fans to know that he's in high spirits.

He begins the video: "Hello, and yes it's true - I've binned it... Again."


Credit: DriveTribe/Richard Hammond

He showed off his heavily braced leg, along with an x-ray of what's going to happen to it.

Another thing to note, also, is that it looks as if James May recorded the video - judging the by the shirt pattern on the arm at the end...


Sweet, really - good friends. Did call him an idiot though.

His friend, F1 presenter Sasha Martinengo, had since tweeted about the full extent of the presenter's injuries, saying he received a message from him.

"Hi all. Got a msg from @RichardHammond. He is fine. He has a broken leg and needs knee surgery. He might fly home for the procedure," he said.


Following the incident 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."

Thankfully the effects of this crash are nowhere near as bad as the brain injuries, loss of memory, depression and difficulties with emotional experiences sustained after the 288mph rocket car accident a decade ago.


DriveTribe, a social media community for car lovers created by Clarkson, Hammond and May posted footage of the crash, which see's Hammond skid and lose control before falling off the road and down a hill.

The official account for The Grand Tour also tweeted, putting out a statement as well as some pictures of the car.

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."

We wish him a speedy recovery.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: richard hammond, Crash

Mark McGowan
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