Monday, December 11, 2006

Richard Hammond passed on

Richard Hammond hoax"The 36-year-old TV presenter Richard Hammond passed on three months after he crashed in a jet-powered car while filming for Top Gear."


True or false ?




Another celebrity rumor is "cloacking" the e-mails of thousands of people around the world, especially in the UK.

Hammond car crash(foto of the crashed dragster)

Richard "Hamster" Hammond crashed in a jet-powered dragster (see the picture above), three months ago, while shooting the new series of the famous auto TV show Top Gear.
He was doing 300 mph when it crashed and was seriously hurt. BBC NEWS published an online article about this giving some details of the unhappy event.

The dragster car he was driving was believed to have been travelling at about 300mph when it crashed.

Motoring expert Adam Rayner, of Fast Car magazine, said that at those speeds the driver would experience forces similar to those endured by fighter pilots.

"These cars accelerate at 6G - the force is breathtaking and stopping is a real difficulty," he said.

Former firefighter Dave Ogden, who runs private firm Event Fire Services, was one of the first people at the scene of the crash.

He said: "We were down there with Top Gear who were filming him trying to break the British land speed record.

"On the previous run, the car had just gone over 300mph but I am not sure if it had broken the record.

"They had just done one more run and were planning to finish when it veered off to the right.

"One of the parachutes had deployed but it went on to the grass and spun over and over before coming to a rest about 100 yards from us."

He said his crew and an ambulance that was already on the airfield rushed over and found the car upside down and "dug in" to the grass.

Mr Ogden said he felt for a pulse and heard Mr Hammond breathing before the emergency crews worked together to turn the car the right way up and then cut him free.

He added: "He was regaining consciousness at that point and said he had some lower back pain. But he was drifting in and out of consciousness a little bit."



He was treated for a brain injury at Leeds General Infirmary and has since made a "remarkable" recovery.

Hammond's severe injury had reduced him to a "child-like state" in which he became obsessed with Lego, which he said helped him recover.

He suffered short-term memory loss, became disorientated and also endured "excruciating" pain, for which he was prescribed morphine.

Filming on the new series of Top Gear was suspended after the accident, but has since resumed.


In the first two weeks after the crash, BBC announced that Richard Hammond was regaining conciousness and recovering amazingly fast from his brain injury and he even talked with Top Gear co-host, James May.

The recovery of Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has been "absolutely remarkable", says the ambulance team which moved him to a Bristol hospital.
Mr May said it was not a long talk "but it was a conversation".
"I'm not a doctor but I am his mate and I believe that deep inside the Hammond I know is perfectly intact," he said.

Recently, BBC News published another article saying that he is well almost fully recovered from his brain injury and he will give an interview to Ross TV on BBC on 22 December, this year.

Hammond will be back in the studio in early 2007 when the first episode is broadcast.
He was voted People's champion of 2006 by
Metro.co.uk Awards.

In conclusion I'm happy to say that this rumor is not true and wish Richard all the best in the world and I'm looking forward to seeing the new Top Gear series !

2 comments:

Justin said...

hmmm...is having a child like obsession for lego bad for me?

admin said...

only if you crash at over 300 mph and survive it :)

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