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Hammond in second stunt crash

Former Top Gear presenter injured in stunt

Hammond, right, in Grand Tour line-up

Former BBC “Top Gear” presenter Richard Hammond was flown by air ambulance to hospital today after being injured in another stunt.

The 47-year-old was involved in a car crash in Switzerland, although his injuries were reported as “not serious”.

He was driving an electric sports car during filming for Amazon Prime’s “The Grand Tour” when the crash happened, according to the Reuters news agency.

“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames,” said a programme spokesman.

“He was flown by air ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over, revealing a fracture to his knee,” it said. “The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.”

The presenter Hammond was involved in a serious collision while filming for Top Gear in September 2006.

He suffered serious brain injuries and was in hospital for five weeks after a Vampire drag racer he was driving burst a tyre and left the course at 288 mph (463 kph) at Elvington airfield, near York.

He returned to the show but left along with colleagues Jeremy Clarkson and James May when Clarkson was fired in 2015 following an incident with a member of the production team.

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