James May ‘hospitalised after crashing into wall at 75mph as stunt goes horribly wrong’. Grand Tour star James May has reportedly been hospitalised with a broken rib after taking part in a driving challenge that went wrong.
Grand Tour star James May has been rushed to hospital with a broken rib after a stunt went wrong, according to reports.
Former Top Gear star James, 59, is understood to have broken a rib and needed a brain scan before he got the all-clear after the accident.
James had reportedly been filming alongside his Grand Tour co-stars when he was challenged with taking part in a dangerous drag-style race before the accident happened, it has been claimed.
The challenge is said to have required James and his co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond with taking it in turns to speed rally cards along a tunnel towards a rock wall.
It’s understood the lights of the tunnel, in a Norwegian naval base, only came on has the cars sped along – giving the drivers just three seconds to react if they ran out of space.
James is understood to have reacted too late and jackknifed into the wall. He was then reportedly helped out of the car before taken to hospital.
A telly source told The Sun: “It looked extremely worrying at first.
“Jeremy and Richard were concerned about their mate and the paramedics swooped in quickly.
TELLY star James May was rushed to hospital after crashing a car into a wall at 75mph when a stunt went wrong.
The Grand Tour presenter broke a rib and needed a brain scan before getting the all-clear.
May and co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson, 62, and Richard Hammond, 52, had been filming a dangerous drag-style race for their hit Amazon Prime show when the horror happened.
They took it in turns to speed rally cars along a tunnel towards a rock wall at a Norwegian naval base.
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.
May, 59, ironically nicknamed Captain Slow by his pals, braked too late while travelling at 75mph and jackknifed into the wall.