FOOTAGE OF RICHARD HAMMOND’S HORROR CRASH HAS APPEARED ONLINE

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Fans of Top Gear and The Grand Tour were worried as news broke earlier that presenter Richard Hammond had been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash.

The car fanatic, who has a history of crashing, wrote off the Rimac Concept One, an electric super car worth £2 million.

Luckily he was okay, according to Jeremy Clarkson, who tweeted saying: “It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK.”

According to a statement put out by the official Grand Tour twitter account The Hamster suffered a fractured knee, but was able to climb out of the car before it burst into flames. He was also conscious and talking.

“Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after competing in 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 two,” the statement said. “He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing 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 being investigated.”

DriveTribe, a social media community for car lovers created by Clarkson, Hammond and May posted footage of the crash, which see’s Hammond skid and lose control before falling off the road and down a hill.

A source told The Sun: “The crash was really bad. The car completely flipped and then burst into flames.

“There was real concern for Richard but the emergency services were quickly on hand and he’s a very lucky boy.

“It brought back horrendous memories of the 2006 crash for those who witnessed it.”

Thankfully it sounds as if the effects of this incident are nowhere near as bad as the brain injuries, loss of memory, depression and difficulties with emotional experiences sustained after the 288mph rocket car accident a decade ago.

We wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.