Grand Tour star James May 'rushed to hospital' after crashing into wall at 75mph

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Grand Tour star James May 'rushed to hospital' after crashing into wall at 75mph during filming for the Amazon Prime show

By Codie Bullen For Mailonline

Published: 16:09 EDT, 12 August 2022 | Updated: 16:11 EDT, 12 August 2022

James May was reportedly involved in a high speed car crash on Thursday during filming a special episode for his Amazon Prime show Grand Tour - which is set to air later this year.

The presenter, 59, was rushed to hospital after crashing into a wall at 75mph while shooting a stunt scene with co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson, 62, and Richard Hammond, 52.

He took it in turns to speed rally cars with his fellow presenters but braked too slowly and 'broke at least one rib' during the horror incident. 

Incident: James May was reportedly involved in a high speed car crash on Thursday during filming a special episode for his Amazon Prime show Grand Tour - which is set to air later this year

After the star was given the all-clear a day later, a source told The Sun: 'It looked extremely worrying at first.

'Jeremy and Richard were concerned about their mate and the paramedics swooped in quickly.

Medical staff were on standby due to the shows dangerous nature and were needed after the incident.  

The insider continued: 'James smashed his head quite hard in the impact, and was bloodied by it. He was complaining about pain in his back and neck. He broke at least one rib and was quite shaken by it.

Crash: The presenter, 59, was rushed to hospital after crashing into a wall at 75mph while shooting a stunt scene with co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson, 62, and Richard Hammond, 52

They drove the cars along a tunnel towards a rock wall at a Norwegian naval base and the tunnel’s lights only came on as the cars sped along, giving all three just seconds to react as they ran out of space.

James was assisted out of his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 by paramedics and was quickly taken to hospital for a brain scan and X-rays.

The show, which first premiered in 2016, has featured four seasons as well numerous specials before production on a fifth season was delayed in 2021 due to COVID.

Richard himself was in a horror crash while filming Top Gear in 2006.

He cheated death when he crashed a jet-powered dragster called Vampire at nearly 320mph while filming at the former RAF Elvington airbase near York.

Filming: He took it in turns to speed rally cars with his fellow presenters but braked too slowly and 'broke at least one rib' during the horror incident

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