• Oct 6, 2006
Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond's crash that came at the hands of a jet-powered dragster going 300 mph may find its way onto a tellie near you (or halfway around the world if you live in the U.S.). The BBC would like to air a special that shows not only footage of the crash, but also the preparation that went into the stunt and examine what may have went wrong that led to the Hamster in the hospital. Only one catch: Hammond has to agree to the idea. Word around the net is that Hammond does want the footage shown, so we should be expecting the show to air when the Hamster has fully recovered, which his neurosurgeon says should be in about six months. We have to admit feeling guilty for wanting to see the crash, but if Hammond's cool with it then we'll have our bittorrent client at the ready.
[Source: Guardian.co.uk]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm glad to hear Hammon is recovering and will be returning to the show, and it's a shame this accident happened, but I was hoping they would make a show out of it after he recovered. Like many people, I'm eager to see the crash and hear the Top Gear team talk about it in their usual manner.

      James
      http://www.CarTV.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Unless he happened to pass away from this accident did anyone think anything different would happen. I just assumed they'd make an episode out of this as long as he was OK.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dont really want to see the crash for the sake of seeing an accident, so theres nothing really to feel guilty about. Its the fact that hammond thinks everyone should watch it that makes it important.
      • 8 Years Ago
      (or halfway around the world if you live in the U.S.)

      Or, in a lot of other countries, not just the US
      • 8 Years Ago
      This episode will be one of the most watched TOP Gear ever.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's also a good opportunity to soothe the anti-Top Gear groups if they're serious about the accident. Shame on me for such practical thinking, but I think it'd be a good idea.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I called it the moment this news broke.

      Clarkson and May will make fun of him for the rest of his days for this one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope we do get to see it. It would be interesting to get more background on the whole situation and see whatever could have gone wrong. The only reason I can see him not wanting that to be show is if the accident was his fault somehow (and not the rumored blown tire, for example).

      Best wishes to the Hamster. Though if you're looking for a short American to spice up the show, I'm the guy. Me me me me!