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Richard Hammond escapes car crash
Richard Hammond escapes car crash

Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond has escaped serious injury after a crash in Switzerland.

The incident took place when the TV presenter, 47, was reportedly filming for Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour.

Swiss police directed calls to organisers of the Bergrennen Hemberg, an annual mountain race held in the area of Hemberg.

Images on the race's official Instagram showed vehicles drifting rally-style around a tarmac track.

A source said: "Richard is OK. There's no serious injuries."

It comes 11 years after Hammond suffered life-threatening head injuries following a high-speed crash as he filmed for BBC's Top Gear in 2006.

The presenter was in a coma for two weeks following the 288mph accident, but made a full recovery.

In March this year, Hammond assured fans he was fine after falling off a motorbike "many times" while filming for The Grand Tour.

He was in a remote part of Mozambique in east Africa shooting the programme when the accident occurred, according to The Sun.