Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has been airlifted to hospital after a horror crash in Switzerland.
The 47-year-old, who sustained brain injuries after a 463kph rocket car accident in 2006, is being treated in hospital after flipping a 2 million electric supercar which then burst into flames as he filmed his new Amazon show The Grand Tour.
He has miraculously escaped the fireball horror with little more than a fractured knee and was ‘conscious and talking’ after freeing himself from the vehicle.
A spokesman for The Grand Tour said: ”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 season two, 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 would like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response. The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.”
Grand Tour co-star Jeremy Clarkson tweeted: ‘It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening
but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly okay.’ NZ Herald