Amazon's The Grand Tour takes its drivers to dazzling locations to drive dangerous roads in fast cars, and the results are usually pretty thrilling in the best ways. Unfortunately, sometimes driving dangerous roads in fast cars can result in crashes, and even the most seasoned drivers can be injured. Richard Hammond of The Grand Tour has been involved in a serious car crash while filming, and it wasn't the first time.
The crash occurred in Switzerland as Richard Hammond was attempting to complete the Hemburg Hill Climb in an electric super car called Rimac Concept One. Luckily, he didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries in the initial crash, and he was able to climb out of the wrecked car before it caught fire. He was transported to a hospital via Air Ambulance, and it was determined that his gravest injury was a fractured knee. No bystanders or Grand Tour workers were harmed in the accident, and paramedics reportedly were on the scene quickly. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.
The news of the crash came via the official The Grand Tour Twitter page, and it comes only a few months after Richard Hammond sustained injuries from a different crash. In that incident, Hammond fell off a motorcycle while filming and banged himself up. Both the latest car crash and the motorcycle crash were less devastating than the incident with a jet-powered car back in 2006 that left him in a coma for two weeks before pulling out of it. Hammond has spoken out about how the 2006 crash haunted him for years, although his work on Top Gear and then later The Grand Tour proves that he was able to move past the trauma. Hopefully his lack of serious injury this time means that he'll be able to move past the crash quickly.
Fortunately, Hammond seems to already be in decent spirits. He posted a video on DriveTribe from his hospital bed, and he doesn't seem to be too upset, although he clearly was feeling a bit sheepish about crashing again and worrying his family. All things considered, the crash seems to have gone as well as a serious car crash possibly can. A fractured knee isn't too bad compared to what could have happened.
We'll have to wait and see if the car crash will be featured in The Grand Tour Season 2. Richard Hammond indicated back in March that we would see his motorcycle mishap in the next season of the show; he hasn't said anything about this latest crash appearing or not appearing in an episode. Only time will tell.
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