‘Top Gear’ Ex-Host
Injured in Fiery Car Crash
6/10/2017 10:17 AM PDT
Richard Hammond, ex-host of the wildly popular “Top Gear” TV show, was injured when his race car crashed, flipped and burst into flames.
The 47-year-old was competing Saturday in a race for the Amazon Prime show, “The Grand Tour” in Switzerland when his electric car somehow got in a single vehicle accident.
Hammond climbed out of the car before it burst into flames, burning the vehicle to a crisp. He suffered a fractured knee but judging from the pics … he was super lucky.
Apparent video from right before the crash has also surfaced … showing Hammond losing control right before a turn.
He was airlifted to a hospital, but according to co-host Jeremy Clarkson … the injuries are not serious.