Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the programme. Aged 36, e was taken by an air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary which has a special neurological unit.

He was unconscious when the ambulance got to the scene and a hospital spokesman described him as "critical".

Inspector Mike Thompson, of North Yorkshire Police said: "At 5.45pm this evening we received a report via the fire service of a male person trapped in what was described as an overturned jet car which had been driven on the airfield.

"The male occupant has received serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital at Leeds."

Source: BBC News

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