After an accident on “The Grand Tour”: moderator James May is “absolutely fine”

After an accident on “The Grand Tour”
Moderator James May is “absolutely fine”

James May is ‘absolutely fine’ after his car crash.

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James May suffered a car accident on ‘The Grand Tour’. Now he speaks up: “I’m absolutely fine.”

James May (59) apparently suffered an accident on “The Grand Tour” set. The British media reported that including the “Sun”. Accordingly, a stunt went wrong and May drove a car into the wall of a tunnel. He is said to have been traveling at around 120 kilometers per hour.

According to the report, James May raced through a tunnel at a Norwegian naval base with his colleagues Jeremy Clarkson (62) and Richard Hammond (52). May braked too late and crashed into a rock face. Paramedics extricated him from his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and took him to the hospital for brain scans and X-rays. He reportedly fractured at least one rib in the accident. A day after the incident, the all-clear was given and he was able to return to filming.

James May gives the all-clear: “I’m absolutely fine”

James May himself has now spoken out about the reports. On twitter he thanked “for all the nice comments and funny jokes about my accident”. This was “a while ago” and “not that bad”. “I’m absolutely fine,” May continued. He also apologized to car fans for “kicking in the bin” with the Mitsubishi car.

A horror crash occurred in Switzerland in 2017 during the shooting of the television magazine “The Grand Tour”. Richard Hammond had an accident with an electric super sports car and the car burned out completely. However, the moderator got off lightly, and a broken knee was found in the hospital.

In 2006, Hammond was in a coma for two weeks after another accident. During the shooting of “Top Gear” the presenter had an accident at a speed of over 460 kilometers per hour in a car with a jet engine. With his colleagues James May and Jeremy Clarkson, he initially moderated the cult car show “Top Gear” for years until 2015, and since 2016 they can be seen in the Amazon Prime video format “The Grand Tour”.


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