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Richard Hammond Crash: Jeremy Clarkson Gives Eyewitness Account Of ‘Inferno’ Crash

'The big question was: had he managed to get out? No-one knew.'

12/06/2017 08:57 | Updated 12 June 2017

Jeremy Clarkson has shared his take on Richard Hammond’s Switzerland car crash.

The duo were filming scenes for ‘The Grand Tour’ with fellow co-host James May on Saturday (10 June), when the Rimac supercar Richard was driving careered off the road, flipping multiple times before bursting into flames.

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Jeremy Clarkson 

Luckily, Richard made it out of the vehicle before the fire started, but as Jeremy explained, the production team had no idea whether he was still in the car or not when they saw the blaze.

Writing on the trio’s website Drive Tribe, Jeremy has now explained that he was first told of the crash via a walkie-talkie, and given the false information that it was a Lamborghini Aventador test driver that had crashed.

After arriving on the scene just 30 seconds after the news came through, Jeremy ascertained that “it was obvious from the skid marks what had happened”.

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The wreckage 

Co-host James was next to arrive on the scene, and the duo soon realised Richard was being treated by paramedics, behind a screen.

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Richard has shared an update from his hospital bed 

Richard was airlifted to hopsital where he is now receiving treatment for a fractured knee, and has since posted a video message to assure fans that he’s fine.

In the clip, recorded from his hospital bed, Richard joked he was getting a “Swiss Army Knee”.

On a more serious note, he added: “I’d like to thank all the medical professionals who got me by air ambulance from the crash to this hospital, and have dealt with me ever since.”

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