Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital after auto crash

The program said in a statement Saturday that Hammond crashed a Rimac Concept One electric supercar after completing the Hamburg Hill climb in the alpine country.

Hammond climbed out of the auto before it burst into flames, burning the vehicle to a crisp.

An Amazon spokeswoman said that he had been "involved in a serious crash" and had a fracture to his knee.

Jeremy Clarkson, his Top Gear colleague who also works alongside him on The Grand Tour, has also tweeted about the accident, saying it was the "biggest" and "most frightening" crash he'd ever seen.

Gian Andrea Rezzoli, a spokesman for St. Gallen cantonal (state) police, confirmed that a person had been injured on a cordoned-off racetrack and taken to a hospital.

The incident took place in Switzerland where the TV presenter, 47, was driving an electric super vehicle, and his colleague Jeremy Clarkson described it as "the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening". The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated. "Very fortunately suffered no serious injury", the Grand Tour said in a statement on Twitter.

The 47-year-old presenter was filming a segment in an electric super vehicle for the second season of The Grand Tour TV series when the crash happened.

Hammond and May left "Top Gear" after Clarkson was sacked for punching a producer in a dustup during filming.

He was in a coma for two weeks.

  • Salvatore Jensen