Ex-Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital this weekend following a crash in an electric supercar while taking part in a hill climb event in Switzerland.

Hammond was filming for his Amazon series, The Grand Tour, which he presents with James May and Jeremy Clarkson - when the rare Rimac Concept_One he was driving left the road before plummeting down a hill and bursting into flames.

Now footage has emerged showing Hammond driving the all-electric car before losing control on a corner and crashing off the road.

Richard Hammon's Crashed Rimac Concept One Supercar
Richard Hammond Crashes Rimac Concept One Supercar

In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed: "Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric super car built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury. 

"Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames. He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee. 

"Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we'd like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response. The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated."

Following the crash, Hammond's co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson tweeted:

Richard Hammond is no stranger to incidents of this kind. In 2006, he was seriously injured following a high-speed crash in a jet-powered car while filming for Top Gear. The 288mph crash left the Hamster with a life-threatening brain damage and put him in a coma for two weeks before eventually making a full recovery and returning to the show.

Reports suggest he has escaped his most recent crash with nothing more than a fractured knee.

Series two of The Grand Tour is set to air on Amazon Prime in October.

Source: Amazon

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