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Richard Hammond Knocked Unconscious In Horror Crash While Filming ‘The Grand Tour’

'He really did hurt himself quite badly.'

20/03/2017 08:28 | Updated 20 March 2017

Richard Hammond was knocked unconscious while filming ‘The Grand Tour’ in Africa, it has been revealed.

The 47-year-old came off a motorbike as he filmed a segment for the Amazon Prime show in a remote part of Mozambique.

The petrolhead almost died in 2006 and suffered serious head injuries when he was involved in a 288mph collision as he filmed ‘Top Gear’.

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Richard Hammond

Speaking about his latest accident, Richard’s ‘Grand Tour’ co-star Jeremy Clarkson told The Sun: “He really did hurt himself quite badly.”

But despite being knocked unconscious, the star didn’t go to hospital, and he has since confirmed that he is fine, apart from a lot of bruising.

A show source told the newspaper that Richard was relatively lucky, as they were filming miles away from the nearest hospital.

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James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond

Jeremy Clarkson and James May both rushed to dad-of-two Richard’s side following the accident.

The accident is expected to feature in the second series of ‘The Grand Tour’ later this year.

Following his 2006 smash, Richard was in a coma for two weeks.

The tyre on the jet-powered car he was piloting blew as he tried to set a land speed record at RAF Elvington near York.

He later revealed he suffered from depression, paranoia and memory loss as a result of the brain damage that the accident caused.

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