Jeremy Clarkson Injured in Car Crash

jeremy clarkson injured in car crash

The [UK] Daily Mirror reports that Top Gear curmudgeon Jeremy Clarkson has been injured in a head-on car crash. “He suffered minor injuries to his legs, hand and back in the head-on collision during filming for the BBC show. He described it as his first serious road traffic accident in 31 years. Clarkson, 48, said: ‘My right index finger looked like a burst sausage, my left shin was fatter than my thigh and my back felt like someone had driven over it with a pile-driver.’ Yesterday, from their Cotswolds home in Chipping Norton, Clarkson’s wife Frances said: ‘My husband is fine.'” And the other driver/passengers? Apparently not worth a mention. Also, it’s important to note that the accident is the second to occur during Top Gear production; there will no doubt be a BBC investigation (which could permanently shut down filming). It’s equally certain that police will mount their own inquiry (which could remove Mr. Clarkson’s right to drive). We’ll provide details of the crash as and when they become available.

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  • AJ AJ on Oct 13, 2008

    It's bound to happen. I work for a publisher and I just may be forced to read what we print someday. ;)

  • Mdhines Mdhines on Oct 13, 2008

    They'd never take away his license. His contagious joy of driving has generated millions in revenue in speeding tickets, et al.

  • JuniorMint JuniorMint on Oct 13, 2008

    As it happens, were I on set with Jeremy Clarkson, I would find it difficult to not have a head-on collision with him. After a dozen seasons, I have found that his say-anything antics have ceased to be cute, in the same way that a three-year-old who shrieks out anything gets old after a few hours.

  • JEC JEC on Nov 02, 2008

    Guess what - the head on collision was in the first episode of the new season. In a closed course test he drove a transport truck into a brick wall (yes, you read that correctly). James and Richard drove into large immovable objects as well but Clarkson happened to be the one to get injured. So much for the Mirror as a credible source (ha).