Richard Hammond Opens Up About Near-Fatal Rimac Crash

The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond has only made a few comments about the tragic accident in Switzerland which totaled the Rimac Concept One and injured the host.

That is changing today as Drivetribe has posted a lengthy video which features both Hammond and Rimac CEO Mate Rimac discussing the accident.

In the clip, Rimac shows a crash reconstruction which suggests Hammond left the course near the top of a hill and then flew approximately 30 meters (98 feet) before hitting the road below. The car then rolled down the hill backwards before coming to a rest and catching on fire.

This, unsurprisingly, was terrifying for the former Top Gear co-presenter as he says “I was aware that I was up high, and that inevitably the car was going to come down.” The scary situation even had him thinking “Oh God, I’m going to die.”

Thankfully it didn’t come to that but Hammond was injured during the crash and told responders to drag him by the arms because he thought his leg was broken. However, doctors discovered that he fractured his knee and this required him to have surgery.

Since the event, Hammond has been in good spirits joking that he’s not dead and even showing off his mobility scooter.

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