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The Grand Tour releases statement and pictures from Richard Hammond crash scene

Presenter is recovering in Swiss hospital

The Grand Tour’s official Twitter account has posted a statement following presenter Richard Hammond’s crash during a Swiss mountain race.

Hammond has been injured in Switzerland (Credit: FameFlynet)

It reads: “Richard Hammond was involved in a serious car 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 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury.

Richard was filming The Grand Tour 2 (Credit: Amazon)

“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.”

The show also released two pictures of Hammond’s car.

(Credit: Amazon)

The £2million vehicle appears completely burned out.

(Credit: Amazon)

Meanwhile, Hammond’s co-star Jeremy Clarkson also tweeted about the incident, which he witnessed first-hand.

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

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.