Friday, September 29, 2006


I’ve been following the story of Top Gear Presenter Richard Hammond, who was seriously injured in a 300 mph crash, whilst testing a jet powered car for the programme. It’s good to know that Richard (known affectionately to his fans as Hamster) is making a good recovery, despite suffering what has been described as a “significant brain injury” in the crash. Richard has been making really good progress and has now been moved to a hospital near his home. Experts believe it will be at least 6 months before he is fully recovered and back to his old self again. The BBC have announced that they are putting the next series of Top Gear on hold for the time being until Richard is well enough to return to the show.

Meanwhile wellwishers have flooded the hospital with flowers, cards and get well messages since the accident. Richard and his family have asked if people can pledge donations via a special website, to Yorkshire Air Ambulance (which rushed Richard to hospital after his accident and helped save his life), rather than send him flowers. Already the site has raised over £100,000. The website details are shown below:-

I’ve always liked Richard Hammond. He seems like a really nice person and a devoted family man. I enjoy watching Richard on Top Gear and always read his column in the Daily Mirror. Get Well Soon Hamster! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We look forward to seeing you back on our screens again soon!

Photo:- Courtesy of BBC Website

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