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Richard Hammond In Very Serious & Very Expensive Hill-Climb Crash

Star of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour and massive motorcycle enthusiast Richard Hammond has been airlifted to hospital after a spectacular crash, whilst taking part in a hill climb in Switzerland.

He was driving the Rimac Concept One as part of filming for the show, an electric super car built in Croatia and believed to be worth with around $980,000.

As at the time of writing he is believed to be alert & conscious but is being kept in hospital for checks after suffering a broken knee.

Spokespersons for the Grand Tour folk said that “Hammond climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames”.

Co-host Jeremy Clarkson tweeted that it was the “most frightening” accident he had ever seen but said Mr Hammond, who fractured a knee, was “mostly OK”.

Richard was “conscious and talking” after the crash.

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In a video of the incident, the moment where Hammond loses control and careers over the road edge can be clearly seen. The photos of the vehicle from immediately after the incident appear to show that the Concept One suffered both crash and severe fire damage.

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    Frank Hart

    June 11, 2017 at 00:16

    Did you see those lame ass tires on that thing? Who the hell made those all-seasons, Nankang?!

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    Christopher C Bergan

    June 11, 2017 at 04:04

    Jennifer Hulford

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    Jennifer Hulford

    June 11, 2017 at 04:20

    Scared for that boy. He risks too much.

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    MotoFire

    June 11, 2017 at 10:39

    Jennifer Hulford especially when there is no real point in doing so

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    george broaddus

    June 11, 2017 at 13:13

    Too bad. Hope Richard is not seriously hurt. The car does not look too good.

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    Benjamin King

    June 12, 2017 at 00:08

    At least it wasn’t Jet powered this time.

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    Benjamin King

    June 12, 2017 at 00:09

    Yeah really, who does a hill climb with street rubber?

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    Frank Hart

    June 12, 2017 at 00:30

    Benjamin King those are like all seasons from Korea. Some Michelin pilot super sports would be a happy medium.

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    Matthew Tolson

    June 12, 2017 at 00:33

    Clearly the guy can’t drive for shit, not sure who lets him drive these cars, he has crashed two cars and a motorcycle, maybe he needs to ride with the cougar like Ricky Bobby, if you ain’t first you last.

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    James Madelin

    June 14, 2017 at 16:46

    This just doesn’t look right to me. He’s in completely the wrong part of the road and going at what looks like the wrong speed for that bend… It makes me think something went wrong. Remember, in a long career being paid to drive expensive cars fast, a crash or two is likely…. but he is also a very experienced driver. Which brings me back to thinking something wasn’t right with him, or the car, before it left the road.

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