• Sep 20th 2006 at 4:55PM
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It's been a shocking day in the world of automotive journalism as we receive the terribly upsetting news that BBC Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond lies in a Leeds hospital in critical condition. Hammond was airlifted to the hospital following a terrifying crash at the wheel of a jet-powered car while filming a segment for the popular British car program.

The news comes on the heels of another terrible crash involving fellow automotive journalist Paul Frère.

No further news is known at this time regarding the extent or nature of the beloved 36-year-old television personality's injuries or what exactly went wrong.

We'd like to express our appreciation to all our readers who sent us the sad news.

We're all pulling for you, Hamster.

[Source: BBC News]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      If he can survive Clarkson he can survive this!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Shocking! He seems like such a nice guy. My thoughts are with him and his family and I hope he'll recover quickly. Irreplaceable in Top Gear, no doubt!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Get well and God bless to you Hampster.
      regards Grant Ryan,Brisbane,Australia.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Good Luck to him thats one of my favorite shows when its on discovery channel and what not..Thats some serious shi*
      • 9 Years Ago
      hope the little fellow is ok. top gear is not the same without him.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow that's terrible news. We're pulling for you Hammond, make it out of this and get well!
      Susan Moran
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wishing you a full and speedy recovery Richard. Love the programme and hope you will be back soon in whatever capacity.
      • 9 Years Ago
      All the best to him and his family. This is horrible news.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I hope he recovers fully. He is a very good presentor
      • 9 Years Ago
      Better let the Stig handle that stuff next time.

      get well hamster
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh man, This sucks. Didnt he rolled that Daihatsu Hi-Jet in the last episode. Get well soon Hammy
      • 9 Years Ago
      Omg, I don't know what to say.. My hubby become a car enthusiast lately when he got a (I am not gonna tell...).. He started watching 'Top Gear' via the web and he loved it, and he made me watch some.. I was instantly attracted to 'the hamster'!! And I learned that he is Richard Hammond, yay! All I want to say is that he is THE sexiest, mots attractive guy from the show.. He also has to be a great driver.. Lots of things I think he is great with.. The world needs people like him...
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