Richard Hammond Was Certain He Was Going To Die In Recent 120mph Crash

"Well this is it"

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Richard Hammond has revealed he was certain he was going to die following his recent 120mph crash in Switzerland.

The Grand Tour presenter was filming runs up the Hemberg Hill Climb in a Rimac Concept One electric supercar.

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Just after the finish line on the final take he lost control of the car, which went off road and flipped over several times down the hill.

Luckily, Hammond managed to escape the wreckage before it burst into flames, and was airlifted to hospital.

Hammond re-lived the experience during his first interview following the crash on DriveTribe: "I was aware that I was up, that I was high, that inevitably the car was going to come down, and of course there was a moment of dread 'Oh god, I'm going to die.'"

"What was probably going through my mind was 'well this is it'. I thought "I've had it".'

Jeremy Clarkson admitted he too thought Hammond was not going to see it through.

Following the crash, Hammond underwent surgery to have five mental pins put in his left knee - which he has dubbed his "swiss army knee".

He said: "I do remember saying to them, 'Drag me by my arms not my legs because I think I've broken that leg.'"

This is not the first time Hammond has been in hospital following a severe crash.

In 2006, he ended up in a coma after being involved in a 300mph crash while attempting to break the British land speed record while filming Top Gear.