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Old 06-12-2017, 09:39am   #1
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Richard Hammond's car veers off hillside before it burst into flames in 'most frightening' crash Jeremy Clarkson has ever seen

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Richard Hammond's car veers off hillside before it burst into flames in 'most frightening' crash Jeremy Clarkson has ever seen
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Footage shows Richard Hammond's 'frightening' crash
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Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond has escaped serious injury after a crash in Switzerland.

Mr Hammond was attending a car race when his vehicle, a Rimac electric supercar believed to be worth 2 million, left the road and mounted a grassy verge.

"It was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening ," Jeremy Clarkson tweeted on Saturday afternoon. "But incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK."

The Grand Tour tweeted: "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.

Car crashing into a fence on the side of the road where Richard Hammond escaped serious injury
This video still shows Hammond's car veering off a hillside bend CREDIT: NATURE PICTURES/YOUTUBE
the car which was involved in a crash where Richard Hammond escaped serious injury, in Switzerland
The remains of the car Richard Hammond was driving CREDIT: FREUDS/PA
"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."

Richard Hammond: 'I'm not dead' - CNN.com
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A little bondo. A little paint. Good as new.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:19am   #3
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...super car built in Croatia...
All I need to know to NEVER get in it.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:04am   #4
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Actually, doesn't look bad...

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Very cool. I'd drive it.
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After watching these, I WANT ONE!



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Tajima drove a 1MW version at Pike's Peak HC in 2015 and took 2nd place.
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Did it burn with zero emissions?
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I am still wondering why an electric car burst into flames?
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I am still wondering why an electric car burst into flames?
Go poke a hole in a lithium battery.
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I understand about the lighium battery. And that is my point - what penetrated/broke the seal (?) on a battery (if that started it) to cause the initial fire. I understand once it starts the rest of the lithium batteries add to the blaze...
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