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Last Updated: Thursday January 18 2007 13:44 GMT

In pictures: Richard Hammond's car crash

Richard Hammond crashing

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was driving a jet-powered dragster while filming for Top Gear at Elvington airfield in York last September when it went horribly wrong

Richard Hammond crashing

The TV presenter was driving the car at 288mph when a tyre burst. The dragster then skidded and flipped over. Hammond had to be cut free from the wreckage

Crash site

The father-of-two was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary, where he was treated for a brain injury. Meanwhile, experts started investigating the crash scene

Richard Hammond

At first doctors thought Hammond might not make it, but just a week after the accident he was already showing remarkable signs of recovery. He was soon moved to a Bristol hospital to be nearer home

Richard Hammond with his wife, Mindy

Hammond's wife, Mindy, sat by his bedside until he got better. She said she had been inundated with messages of support from around the world

Richard Hammond and Jonathan Ross

The Hamster made his first television appearance with Jonathan Ross on his Friday night show, where he admitted he could not remember the accident

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