Richard Hammond in serious accident - But Jeremy Clarkson says he's OK
Worldwide media are reporting a serious accident, Confirmed by Jeremy Clarkson. our thoughts are with Richard.
Richard Hammond has been in a serious car crash according to multiple news organisations. The Sun, Mirror and Daily Mail are following a Swiss newspaper in reporting an accident. The UK's Metro is now reporting he has a fractured knee.
Jeremy Clarkson has just tweeted to say that despite the enormous crash Richard appears to be OK.
The Mirror reports "a fiery car crash in a Swiss mountain race" and says Richard suffered serious injuries "when the car crashed on a road that was closed for the Bergrennen Hemberg race" as part of filming the Grand Tour. The story is based on a report by 20 Minuten, which says he was driving a white Rimac Concept One, a two-seat high-performance electric sports car.
The Mirror adds: "Photos showed an unrecognisable car in flames alongside a road in the canton of St. Gallen before the blaze was extinguished by firefighters." A local police spokersperson is reported to have said that the injured driver was flown to hospital by helicopter.
The Sun reports that: '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.'
We have no extra information but our best wishes are with Richard.
St Gallen is East of Zurich. Source: Google Maps
Source: Google Maps
Source: Google Maps
The Daily Mirror's story
Photos showed a wrecked car in flames alongside a road before the flames were extinguished by firefighters
the 20 Minuten Story
Der ehemalige Star der Autosendung �Top Gear� ist beim Bergrennen Hemberg verunfallt und mit der Rega ins Spital gebracht worden.
The Sun's story
FORMER Top Gear star Richard Hammond has been airlifted to hospital after cheating death in a horror crash in Switzerland. The Grand Tour host, 47, was driving a supercar worth £2million for the Am…
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