‘The Grand Tour’ Host Richard Hammond Injured in ‘Serious’ Car Accident While Filming

“It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening,” co-star Jeremy Clarkson says

Last Updated: June 10, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a “serious” car crash while filming in Switzerland, the series said on Saturday.

Fortunately, his injuries appear to be limited to a knee fracture. The car wasn’t so lucky.

“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 Video, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury,” the series said in a statement. “Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of 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 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 statement continued. “The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.”

Here are a pair of photos showing what was left of the burned-out car:

And here is “Grand Tour” co-host Jeremy Clarkson’s own take on what must have been a scary scene:

Hammond, Clarkson and James May were the original hosts of “Top Gear.” Following Clarkson’s firing for punching a producer, the trio took their schtick over to Amazon.