Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond in critical condition.

Machina

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Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond in critical condition.

Link.

BBC News said:
Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the programme.

The presenter, 36, was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary which has a special neurological unit.

A North Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesman said he was unconscious when they got to the scene and a hospital spokesman described him as "critical".

The BBC confirmed the presenter had been injured during a Top Gear shoot.

Inspector Mike Thompson, of North Yorkshire Police, said officers were dealing with the incident at Elvington airfield, a former RAF base, in North Yorkshire.

He said: "At 5.45pm this evening we received a report via the fire service of a male person trapped in what was described as an overturned jet car which had been driven on the airfield.

"The male occupant has received serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital at Leeds."

The presenter was born in Birmingham, educated in Yorkshire and lives near Cheltenham.

In addition to presenting Top Gear for the BBC, he also fronted Brainiac on Sky One until recently.
I'm not sure if you get chance to watch Top Gear in America but it's pretty big over here in the UK. I hope he recovers, although it's not looking good at this stage, as he's been transferred to the special neurological unit :undecided:
 

Dondrei

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I saw a few episodes here, some of it was pretty entertaining (even for a total car heathen like me). Although every time I see that guy from Brainiac I want to punch his smarmy git face...
 

pancakeman

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Not the short angry bloke!!!

I loved the few episodes I got to watch, until the blasted Discovery Channel ditched it. I hope this guy recovers.

Is there any pub science that can help?
If only Dr. Bunhead could show up....
But I don't think he is that kind of doctor. Nice 'tar.
 

myleftfoot

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Check out the vehicle he was on:


Estimated top speed: 370mph

Acceleration: 0 to 272mph in 6 seconds

Engine: Rolls Royce Orpheus
Fuel economy: 7-10 gallons per mile

Weight: 2,200 lbs (998kg)

Length: 30 feet (9.14m)
 

mhl12

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i love top gear.. insanely funny and informative at the same time.

Hope he gets better soon
 

Arbedark

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mhl12 said:
i love top gear.. insanely funny and informative at the same time.

Hope he gets better soon
He's walked, talked and laughed now...

Looking promising for the hamster.
 

Machina

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Arbedark said:
He's walked, talked and laughed now...

Looking promising for the hamster.
Hi Arb, haven't seen you for a while :wave:

Yep, hopefully he will be able to carry on presenting Top Gear, he would be extremely difficult to replace.
 

jackthelad

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myleftfoot said:
Check out the vehicle he was on:


Estimated top speed: 370mph

Acceleration: 0 to 272mph in 6 seconds

Engine: Rolls Royce Orpheus
Fuel economy: 7-10 gallons per mile

Weight: 2,200 lbs (998kg)

Length: 30 feet (9.14m)

If I ever learn to drive & get a car, its bumper sticker will be:

'My other car is the one that almost killed Richard Hammond.'
 

Dondrei

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ModeratelyConfused said:
I just realized that your 'tar is Flanders shaking his *** in his ski suit... That's been bothering me for days now.
Someone made that quote in one of the threads, that's where he got the idea. It's a pretty good loop, gotta hand it to him.
 
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