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‘Grand Tour’ Host Opens Up About Car Crash: ‘I’m Going to Die’

Richard Hammond discusses the accident that hospitalized him while filming the show

Richard Hammond, one of the hosts of the Amazon Video series “Grand Tour,”  has spoken out for the first time since a serious car crash landed him in the hospital early June.

The accident occurred while filming on a closed street in St. Gallen, Switzerland. According to Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten, Hammond lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a mountainous area. He then escaped the vehicle before it caught fire, reports the paper, and was subsequently admitted to the hospital for a fractured knee.

Hammond told DriveTribe on Tuesday, “I was aware that I was up high, and that inevitably the car was going to come down…And yeah of course there was a moment of dread — Oh God, I’m going to die.”

On the state of the damaged car, he remarked, “I mean if you look at those craters, that’s a big hole that’s just impact and it looks like the thing has been dropped from space to leave a [hole] that big. So yeah I was probably going, ‘Well this is it.'”

Hammond told DriveTribe that his injuries would not affect the filming of “Grand Tour.”

“The short answer is we can without changing any of the films we’d planned, without adjusting anything in the show this series, we can complete it,” he said.

Watch the full interview here. Season 2 of “Grand Tour” debuts later this year.