Richard Hammond seriously hurt in accident

The BBC is reporting that Richard Hammond, host of popular car program Top Gear and science program Brainiac, has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. I’m including an image since people who kind-of-know-who-he-is might recognise his face.

Richard Hammond from Top Gear

He was driving a “dragster-style car” at a former RAF airfield. After admission to hospital and initial treatment, his condition was reported as “stable”.

Update: A followup story on the BBC website includes diagrams of the scene. It also mentions “significant brain injury”, but also implies that he is (hopefully) going to make a good recovery.

Update: Looks like Hammond will be alright. The BBC is reporting that his recovery is “remarkable”. He’s anticipating a ribbing from his fellow Top Gear hosts.