Richard Hammond...

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  1. Becky

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    "TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond was injured in an accident while filming an edition of the programme, the BBC said last night. Police said his jet car overturned, trappping him.
    Hammond was flown to Leeds General Infirmary, where he was in a critical condition, a hospital spokesman said.
    Hammond, who often drives high-performance cars as part of presenting the show, was using an airfield near York.
    The BBC said, "The incident happened quite recently and the focus of our attention is on Richard at this stage."
    (http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/)



    "It is understood that Hammond, 36, had just broken the British land speed record of 300.3mph and was in the process of slowing down the jet-powered Vampire vehicle, with the aid of a parachute, when it overturned. He had to be cut from the wreckage. He was airlifted from the disused Elvington airfield in North Yorkshire to Leeds General Infirmary, which has a specialist neurological unit.
    Dave Ogden, a firemen involved in the rescue, said that the presenter had been wearing a helmet and fireproof racing suit. He said that Hammond was “able to talk to us for a small period” while being cut from the car, despite being in “quite a lot of distress”.
    (http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22749-2368037,00.html)




    Man, I love this guy :(:(:(:( The Hamster rules!



    Hope he pulls through it, he's got a wife and two girls and everything. :neutral::cry::cry:
     
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    I heard about this on the radio as I was leaving for work

    Hope he is back on Top Gear soon
     
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    yea i'v heard this.... i like hammond alot..... hope he's ok soon....

    he probably will be alright, then they'll show the clip over and over again on top gear, whilst Jeremy takes the P out of him :p
     
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    Uh oh...I know a few people on this forum are going to be heartbroken. :( Hope he recovers quickly.
     
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    Lets hope so, I love top gear, plus hammond is hot!
     
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    Saw that one coming. :roll: :lol:


    My thoughts are with Mrs Hammond and his Children.
     
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    I really hope he's OK...
     
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    yup,he made top gear hip again,my only worry is brain damage,i mean he was decealorating from 300 mph too fast because the car fliped,the brain cannot take that nor can the internal organs,hope he gets well soon
     
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    [FONT=Geneva,Arial,sans-serif]Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond suffered a "significant brain injury" after the 370mph jet-powered car he was driving crashed on an airfield, doctors said.

    The 36-year-old is in a serious but stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary, where friends and family are keeping a bedside vigil following Wednesday's accident at Elvington airfield near York.

    His father expressed fears about the injuries he received when the record-breaking Vampire dragster veered off the runway, flipped over several times and crashed on to grass. Alan Hammond, who is looking after his son's daughters Willow, two, and Isabella, five, in Gloucestershire, said the family was unsure if the presenter would live or die."

    "It is a very hard time for both me and my wife. We are just hoping that Richard pulls through. At the moment we are not sure if he is going to live or die. His children are very confused," he told the Evening Standard.

    But Richard's brother, speaking to reporters at the hospital in Leeds, was more upbeat. He said: "He's making a bit of good progress. Both his brothers are here and his wife. The doctors are very pleased."

    Doctors at the hospital said the brain injury gave them "cause for concern" but added that they were "reasonably optimistic" he would make a good recovery.
    Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson paid tribute to Hammond as he visited him with co-presenter James May. Clarkson said: Obviously at this time both he and his family are the most important concerns we have. It must be devastating for his wife Mindy and his two utterly adorable children.

    "I would just like to say how heartened Richard will be when I tell him just how many motorists and truck drivers on my way here wound down their windows to say they were rooting for him. Both James and I are looking forward to getting our 'Hamster' back."

    (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6096218,00.html)


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    :( :( :( :(
     
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    my 'lil Sis loves Hammond too, she's very upset. Lets hope he gets well soon

    What is it with male presenters lately? risking their lives playing games, rolling in the dirt chasing dangerous animals or seeing who's got the fastest car. I guess it must be true that us men are really just big boys who never grow up.

    I have to say though, I think once you have kids and a family you have a responsiblity to always be there and provide for them, not purposely risking your life for an adrenaline rush or a TV show
     

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