Richard Hammond knocked unconscious in The Grand Tour motorbike accident
Richard Hammond was reportedly knocked unconscious after a motorbike accident while filming the new series of Amazon’s The Grand Tour.
According to the Sun, the former Top Gear presenter suffered a nasty fall from his bike while travelling “quite fast” in Mozambique.
The source said” “Richard was travelling quite fast when he came off. It caused instant horror on set. There was a lot of concern.
“If his injuries had been serious it wouldn’t have been easy to get medical attention. It’s very remote there and facilities are basic.”
The accident was reminiscent of Hammond’s horror crash in 2006, when the front right wheel of a jet-powered car he was driving for Top Gear failed. Footage from the crash was shown on Top Gear on January 28, 2007 after Hammond’s recovery was confirmed. The accident has only rarely been referenced since by the Hammond and his co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
The experience haunted Clarkson and May on set, continued the insider: “The lads are known for having a laugh on set but Richard’s previous accident is fresh in their minds. They were all shaken by the latest incident.
“But now they know Richard is fine they are back to jokes and banter.”
The Grand Tour‘s first series became the most-watched premiere episode on Amazon Prime when it launched last November.