Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond involved in smash while filming in Switzerland
Grand Tour host Richard Hammond has been involved in a terrifying crash while filming for an episode of the programme, in St Gallen in northeastern Switzerland.
The affable personality was piloting a Croatian-made Rimac electric supercar at speed, when it left a mountain road and flipped onto its roof. Hammond managed to climb out of the car just before it burst into flames.
Hammond was taken to St Gallen hospital, where he was checked over by medical professionals, who revealed that his only injury was a fractured knee.
Co-host Jeremy Clarkson had tweeted “It was the biggest crash I have ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly okay.’’
The accident is believed to have occurred on Saturday afternoon Swiss time, and authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
This is the second major crash that Richard Hammond has endured while filming for television. The first was back in 2006, when he was driving a jet-powered car which blew a front tyre, forcing the presenter into a coma for weeks, and an extensive rehabilitation and recovery period.