Richard Hammond critical condition - car crash

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Oooooh nasty. :eek: though it'd look unbelievably ace on your gravestone.

    The fact that he was regaining consciousness is a good sign though.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Its breaking news as we speak thats why theres not much on the link yet.
     
  3. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    holy crap! that's terrible! He better be alright, cause he's a great host. This does show how truly awesome the show is though.
     
  4. link92 macrumors 6502

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    What the hell do they have planned for the next series which involves jet powered cars!?
     
  5. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Apparently he was going for the landspeed record or something!
     
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    I hope Hammond will be ok. I love Top Gear for there comedy even though they are harsh on American vehicles.
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    According to Wiki.

    Doesn't sound good.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    *lights blue touch paper*

    Its true though American cars are a bit poo :D
     
  9. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Gawd I hope the poor guy's okay. He is one of the best presenters on TV at the moment...
     
  10. liketom macrumors 601

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    i hope he is ok - Top Gear is one of the best programs on TV
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    Hate to lose a second top-notch host in just a couple of weeks. Hopefully he'll be okay, but it sounds like even if he recovers, it might be a long and complex journey back to hosting Top Gear. :(
     
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    I really do hope he's OK. I find Top Gear one of the most entertaining programmes on TV, despite not knowing anything about cars.

    Lets hope this is just a scare from God telling him not to make anything as awful as The Afternoon Show (with that Sue from Light Lunch) ever again?
     
  13. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Just thinking about it. This is another 'one' caught on film. :eek:

    Hopefully he will pull through though!
     
  14. liketom macrumors 601

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    from sky news:

    "Firefighter Dave Ogden, who witnessed the crash, told Sky News that the 36-year-old presenter was able to speak as he was taken out of the wreckage of the car.
    Inspector Mike Thompson, of North Yorkshire Police, said officers were dealing with the incident at the airfield northeast of York where the filming was taking place.

    He said: "At 5.45pm this evening we received a report via the fire service of a male person trapped in what was described as an overturned jet car which had been driven on the airfield.

    "The male occupant has received serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital at Leeds."


    "...reportedly driving a jet-powered Vampire car when it overturned. Mr Hammond was said to have been reaching speeds of up to 280mph as the accident happened."
     
  15. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    This is terrible. I pray he recovers quickly.
     
  16. russed macrumors 68000

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    this is really sad news. he is one of the best presenters on tv at the moment and he seems a really nice guy also. it sounds pretty bad - there would have been more released if it wasnt as bad as it sounds.

    lets all just hope he gets better; i have a feeling that he wont be on top gear again but i seriously hope i am wrong.
     
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    I rather like Sue from Light Lunch. :eek:

    I thought this was sad though — I don't watch Top Gear or owt, but he seems like a nice chap. Hope he's ok.
     
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    I hope he recovers and they learn their lesson to purge the stupid stuff from an otherwise great show.

    Also, regardless of the outcome I hope they show their normal balls and air the footage.
     
  20. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Damn....! :eek:

    Top gear is my favorite TV show.. ever!
    Richard Hammond is one of the major ingredients why the show is so successful.

    Let's hope he fully recovers!

    EDIT: from Sky News

     
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    Worrying that the profile of him on the BBC news site sounds more like an obituary.

    He's a bit annoying at times, bit too much energy, but Top Gear is great because of the team so it'll be a shame if he doesn't return anytime soon.
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I found that strangely disconcerting too
     
  23. russed macrumors 68000

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    on the bbc news website it basically reads like they are writing his obituary. not good :(
     
  24. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I have that feeling too... :(

    Sky's verison is different. Fingers crossed.

    BTW, I have a Top Gear on at this moment. watching the October 31st 2004 (Season 5, Episode 2) show.

    Good luck, Hammond.
     

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