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Jeremy Clarkson describes Richard Hammond crash as “biggest and most frightening” he’s ever seen

They have been filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland

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Jeremy Clarkson has made a statement following co-star Richard Hammond’s car crash during a mountain race in Switzerland this afternoon.

The Grand Tour anchor wrote on Twitter: “It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Richard Hammond has issued a statement about the horrific incident.

It reads: “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.

“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.”

It is understood that the former Top Gear host left the track at the Bergrennen Hemberg race after his £2million supercar caught fire.

Hammond was filming for the second series of Amazon’s The Grand Tour.

The Grand Tour’s team were filming (Credit: Amazon)

Just weeks ago, Hammond announced he was steering clear of death-defying stunts for his beautiful family.

He and wife Amanda have two daughters: Isabella, 16, and Willow, 13.

“I’ve a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. I’m not going to risk leaving them. Not for their sake, but for mine.”

This followed the daredevil – nicknamed The Hamster – coming off his bike and being knocked out while filming for the upcoming Amazon series.