Well, I am, and I most certainly will be praying very, very hard for our Richard.SpoBo said:I'm praying here ... and I'm not even a religious man.
From Sky News: http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1234569,00.htmlMorroW said:SureBlind_Io said:I wonder if we here at FinalGear.com should do something for Hammond? Collect messages of support wishing him a speedy recovery or something. We are all fans of Top Gear and each of the presenters do so much to entertain us, it seems the least we can do. If anyone has any ideas speak up.
And if we kind a collect names...it would be nice to print those out and send to Hamster
P.S. Can someone affirm that he was driving "The Vampire"?
0-272 in six seconds, the car is theoretically capable of 370mph.
*car pic and text is taken from LFSforum*
Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was driving a Vampire jet-engined car when he was seriously injured in a crash.
The 36-year-old was attempting a new British land speed record at an airfield near Leeds.
The Vampire is usually driven by Colin Fallows.
The dragster weighs 2,200 lbs, is 30ft long and drinks seven to 10 gallons per mile of fuel.
It accelerates at 0-272 in six seconds and is powered by a Rolls Royce Orpheus jet engine.
The car is theoretically capable of 370mph.
Fallows and Vampire hold the Outright British Land Speed Record of 300.3mph.
Good to hear that he's at least blabbering, strenghts to Richard and his family.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."
hea, w00t I just watched it on the TV .. couldn't realy sleep lol. Flipped open my laptop to tell you guys but obviously I'm too late here hehe. Allright .. I'm happy now my condition is stable as well. hehe w00t. And now a full recovery hampster!!dannyboy_v6 said:just been on bbc news 24 channel - richard hammond now in stable condition according to hospital
Just wanted to say that 10 mins for a car extraction is quite fast. I've looked after people that have been in a car for over an hour.hype said:wow just saw this on itv news, said it took him 10mins to be cut from the reckage.. this dont sound good
Yeah, 10 minutes is VERY quick, because it takes so very long to carefully cut away what may be blocking the passenger without injurung them further.kyla69 said:Just wanted to say that 10 mins for a car extraction is quite fast. I've looked after people that have been in a car for over an hour.hype said:wow just saw this on itv news, said it took him 10mins to be cut from the reckage.. this dont sound good
My thoughts and prayers are with Richard and his family.
p.s. Leeds has a fab neuro unit