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Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital in Switzerland following 'serious' car crash

Hammond avoided serious injury in the incident.

Image: The Grand Tour via Twitter

FORMER TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond has been involved in a serious crash in Switzerland, but has avoided serious injury.

Hammond’s current show – The Grand Tour – released a statement saying he had been involved in the crash while driving a supercar and filming for the second season.

“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 The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury,” the statement reads.

“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out 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 [sic] a fracture to his knee.

Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response.
The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.

The crash is the third time Hammond has been involved in a serious incident in his time as a presenter.

He was left unconscious after being involved in an incident while driving a motorcycle earlier this year.

Hammond was  involved in a near-fatal collision in 2006 while filming Top Gear.

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