Jeremy Clarkson: "I Genuinely Thought Hammond Was Dead"

Presenter describes witnessing latest horror crash in new blog

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Jowly car bigot Jeremy Clarkson has written a blog about witnessing sidekick Richard Hammond's car crash in Switzerland.

The team were filming a stunt for their TV show about super cars when 'Hamster' lost control of a Rimac which sped off down a hill and burst into flames after he had escaped.

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"Hammond had been driving the car solidly on motorways, airfields and closed mountain roads for four days," Clarkson wrote.

"He'd also done several runs on the hill climb that day. He knew the car well, he knew how fast it was, and he knew how to handle it in the bends.

"I don't know what went wrong. Hopefully, when he comes out of surgery and is feeling up to it, he will be able to tell us.

"What I do know is that I genuinely thought he was dead."

Hammond was later filmed in hospital virtually unhurt and in good spirits, his reputation for indestructibility and some nice publicity for The Grand Tour assured.