Richard Hammond Crash: ‘The Grand Tour’ Producer Reveals Jeremy Clarkson And James May ‘Thought Richard Was Dead’ After Incident

'They were staggered he had got out of it alive, because there was just nothing left.'

11/06/2017 08:38 | Updated 12 June 2017

The Grand Tour’s executive producer has opened up about Richard Hammond’s car accident, revealing that his co-presenters thought he was dead when they saw the aftermath of the incident.

Richard was airlifted to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fractured knee, after the smash, which took place in Switzerland on Saturday (10 June).

The wreckage 

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, executive producer Andy Wilman has revealed what happened in the moments immediately after the incident.

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The trio 

Andy added that he’s spoken to Richard, who “is being kept in for observation by the doctors”.

Footage of the incident showed the car being engulfed in flames after flipping at speed, but Richard was able to climb out of the car by himself before the fire overwhelmed the car.

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