Richard Hammond is recovering after fiery crash in Rimac Concept One

13 June 2017 - Autoblog

Richard Hammond is recovering after fiery crash in Rimac Concept One

Let's get the most important bit of information out of the way first: Richard Hammond is fine.

He suffered a fractured bone in his knee, but is otherwise "conscious and talking," according to an official statement from The Grand Tour. The Rimac Concept One he was driving, however, is another story entirely. It's a goner.

As you can see, the electric car ended up on its roof and burst into flames, but thankfully not until after Hammond was able to exit the vehicle. He was airlifted to a hospital in Switzerland. "The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated," according to a statement. Hammond, along with co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May, are currently filming season two of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime.

his is not the first time Hammond has had a mishap while filming cars and motorcycles. His worst crash happened back in 2006, when he ended up in a coma and suffered brain damage.

Clarkson said on Twitter that Hammond's Rimac accident "was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening." Here's hoping the rest of filming is less eventful.

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