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Oh dear God, no!

I've just heard that Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond crashed a car he was testing for the programme yesterday, and is in a critical condition in hospital. Of course, this would have to happen right after I decide to swap over my Doctor Who-icons for Top Gear ones!

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curiouswombat
Sep. 21st, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
I was so upset - somehow more so than if it had been either of the others. He is no longer described as critical, but they have confirmed that he sustained quite serious head injuries. I'm not surprised really, crashing a dragster at 300mph.

He is just so full of bounce usually, and talks about his kids - I hope he recovers properly, I really, really do.
gamiila
Sep. 21st, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
He is just so full of bounce usually

Exactly. It's hard to imagine him having to be extra careful, or having to slow down, for any reason.

I'm glad to hear he's no longer on the critical list, but I heard something about severe brain injury and I can't deny that that's hardly more reassuring.
curiouswombat
Sep. 21st, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
On the BBC website there is a place to leave messages for/about him.

I'm afraid the one who is sending 'preyers' gave me the giggles!
gamiila
Sep. 21st, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh well...I believe it's quite normal for people who've received a shock of some kind to start to laugh at the most inopportune causes/moments...
bogwitch
Sep. 21st, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
>>I'm not surprised really, crashing a dragster at 300mph.

Ah, but if you're gonna have a crash, why not do it properly?
gamiila
Sep. 21st, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
God, you're awful, you are -- but I like you! ;-)