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    Richard Hammond injured very seriously

    just heard it in a british radio; richard hammond has been very seriously injured in an accident while filming a speed record attempt for bbc's top gear
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    That sucks, hope he recovers. Any more details?

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    If you should see a man walking down a crowded street talking aloud to himself, don't run in the opposite direction, but run towards him, because he's a poet. You have nothing to fear from the poet - but the truth.

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    Damn, that sucks.

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    i don't know if this is the best time to say this, but that guy who writes for Road and Track, Paul Frere got badly hurt VERY recently and is healing after crashing a Honda civic Type-R near the nurburgring.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthering
    i don't know if this is the best time to say this, but that guy who writes for Road and Track, Paul Frere got badly hurt VERY recently and is healing after crashing a Honda civic Type-R near the nurburgring.
    He is 89 years old. Are you sure it's not somebody else?
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    Damn this sucks.

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    he crashed at 180 mph, a rollcage actually saved his life

    while being air-transported to the hospital he was able to talk
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    Man i hope he makes it through alright

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    Yeah, hope he will pull through ok.

    What will they do for this seasons Top Gear for a presenter? Hope he has recovered for filming by then.

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    I hope he is going to be ok. It sure sounds serious....
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    Oh man, I really hope he pulls through.

    My thoughts are with both Richard and his family.

    "The thunder of 1001bhp would send a sonic boom through his carbon fibre shell, crack it in half and leave a wet puddle on the fancy leather seat."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky News
    Richard Hammond, one of the presenters of TV's Top Gear programme, is reportedly in critical condition following a car crash.

    Mr Hammond was hurt while filming an edition of the show and taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

    He was reportedly driving a jet-powered Vampire car when it overturned.

    Mr Hammond was said to have been reaching speeds of up to 280mph as the accident happened.

    Firefighter Dave Ogden, who witnessed the crash, told Sky News that the 36-year-old presenter was able to speak as he was taken out of the wreckage of the car.

    Inspector Mike Thompson, of North Yorkshire Police, said officers were dealing with the incident at the airfield northeast of York where the filming was taking place.

    He said: "At 5.45pm this evening we received a report via the fire service of a male person trapped in what was described as an overturned jet car which had been driven on the airfield.

    "The male occupant has received serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital at Leeds."

    A spokeswoman for the BBC, which produces Top Gear, said: "The incident happened quite recently and the focus of our attention is on Richard at this stage."

    Mr Hammond, who lives near Cheltenham with his wife Amanda and their two daughters, has also presented Sky's Brainiac and shows including Time Commanders and Petrolheads.
    Oh Dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamfraser
    Oh Dear.
    I think he might not carry on with Top gear any more

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