The accident happened in Mozambique, Africa, while Hammond was filming for “The Grand Tour”
"It's true, I did fall off a motorbike whilst filming recently for The Grand Tour in Mozambique. I banged my head, yes, along with pretty much everything else apart from my left thumb, which remains un-bruised. Can't tell you more yet about the how and why of it; that's all for later in the year on the show. As for injuries; well put it this way, I don't think I can get a book out of it", said Hammond in a recent post on Drivetribe – a motoring social media network.
The accident happened in Mozambique, Africa while Hammond was filming for “The Grand Tour”. “He really did hurt himself quite badly”, Jeremy Clarkson told The Sun Newspaper. Despite being knocked down unconscious after the crash, Hammond didn't go to a hospital.
“Richard was travelling quite fast when he came off. It caused instant horror on set. There was a lot of concern. If his injuries had been serious it wouldn’t have been easy to get medical attention. It’s very remote there and facilities are basic”, according to a "show source" quoted by "The Sun".
It's not the first time Hammond is injuried. It was 11 years ago when he crashed at 288 mph while trying to film a stunt for BBC's TopGear. Back then he suffered head injuries and brain damage and was in a coma for a fortnight, but made a full recovery.
Although best known as a car journalist, Richard Hammond is also a motorcycle enthusiast. He has more than 20 motorcycles in his garrage. His daily ride is a BMW R1200RT.