Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Richard Hammond critically ill after car crash


Cripes.

Details are currently sketchy - you can read the BBC's initial brief statement here - but it is apparently confirmed that Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has been seriously hurt while filming a segment for the show. It seems something went horribly wrong when he was testing a jet-powered car. An air ambulance crew said he was unconscious at the scene.

He's been flown to Leeds hospital (which the BBC grimly notes has a neurological unit), where he has begun to regain consciousness. He remains in a critical condition, however.

It's inadequate to say it - especially as a stranger - but I wish him and his family all the best. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.


Links:

Top Gear presenter hurt in crash
@ BBC news


Picture: Sky One

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