The Grand Tour’s upcoming Norway special, A Scandi Flick, will show fans their first proper look at James May’s huge crash which left him with a broken rib and a bloodied face.
Hitting a wall at upwards of 40mph after a high speed run through a dark underground tunnel, the presenter slammed his head into the side of his Mitsubishi Evo 8 resulting in whiplash, a broken rib, and cuts across his forehead.
Talking to Grand Tour Nation and other press, Jeremy had previously told us his view of the accident which he was standing a mere “10 feet” from as it happened.
“It was a massive accident,” he exclaimed. “You know when Hammond has an accident, he keeps going after the accident has begun.
“And this is what people need to remember with accidents: you can roll down a road upside down and on fire for as long as you like, and it’s very unlikely you’ll get hurt.
“What hurts you is coming to a sudden stop.”
“And that’s what happened to James. Richard, when he went upside down, didn’t come to a sudden stop.
“That’s why he’s still here today. I’m not entirely certain how fast James hit that rock face, but I’m going to say 40 miles an hour.
“And from 40 miles an hour to a dead stop is more dangerous than rolling down a hill.”
Now, again talking to Grand Tour Nation and other press, he was asked whether this gave him a fear of carrying on with the rest of shooting. He responded quickly, slamming James May in the process of not understanding how to “press the middle pedal”.
“No! I know, when a cliff face is approaching,” he joked. “I have the wit to be able to think, ‘I know, I’m going to press the middle pedal now, and it will slow down.’
“Once you know that, once you’ve established that you’ve got the steering wheel in front of you, which can steer around things, and pedals, which enable you to slow down or speed up, you can’t really worry, because you’re in control of the situation.”