More on Richard Hammond accident
As you know by know TV presenter Richard Hammond suffered a "significant brain injury" in a high-speed crash, but doctors are "reasonably optimistic he will make a good recovery".
Hammond is beeing hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the Hospital Trust. Both familly and Top Gear co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May, spent yesterday at his bedside.
After the accident the BBC is being investigated by the police and the Health and Safety Executive to establish whether BBC producers should have allowed Hammond to take the wheel of the 300mph, jetpowered dragster.
It will be checked if Hammond received the training needed and how much planning went into his unofficial attempt to break the British land-speed record on Wednesday.
If BBC will be found to have failed in its duty of care to Hammond it would be liable to face criminal charges and potentially an unlimited fine.
A car stunt expert said that even a world class driver like Michael Schumacher would struggle to control a vehicle if problems occurred at 300mph.
Mr Truglia said: "At 300mph the best drivers in the world, the Michael Schumachers, might not be able to control it if something unexpected happened. But if someone was used to driving like that they would definitely stand a better chance of reacting in a way that doesn’t cause catastrophe."
Source: 24 dash