Talk:Richard Hammond injured in jet-powered car crash

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Absolutely gutted, really liked this guy. Any more information on his condition yet?

Not sure mate? I'm not sure if this is true but I've just taken this from wikinews web site: hammond dies at 9:31pm on wednesday 20th september 06! Many left sad. Top gear team look back on a great man!

Update: that message has now been removed from this site, whats goin on? by Stephy

Ah it must of been removed I didn't know this site was written by its users. Cheers, hope he turns out to be ok. by Stephy

Feel free to update the page if you have any information :-) FellowWikiNews (W) 21:25, 20 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nothing new has come in for the last hour or so, News 24 are simply reporting on the crash and that he is in hospital. I'd imagine (but am speculating) that he is currently in surgery. It is not uncommon for neurosurgery following an accident to last many hours (the figure 15 hours comes to mind, but that's simply vague recollection of things I have heard), so I wouldn't necessarily expect to hear much new until tomorrow morning. His "death" hasn't been reported on either of the web articles or News 24, so I'd put it down to vandalism. Guinness2702 21:42, 20 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As of just now, he is alive. The Wikipedia article has been semi protected. Archibald99 22:13, 20 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BBC News 24 (5:03pm). Richard Hammond suffers ‘significant brain injury’. Doctors fairly confident of a good recovery.

Original Reporting[edit]

The following describes the original reporting added to this article

BBC News 24[edit]

  • 22:05 (UTC): Reported colleages as saying the car was "very very badly damanged and broken into many pieces" Guinness2702 22:08, 20 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 22:27 (UTC): Reported he is now in a "stable" condition. Guinness2702 22:28, 20 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How is this Original Reporting? Jason Safoutin 00:32, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • BBC News 24 (5:03pm). Richard Hammond suffers ‘significant brain injury’. Doctors fairly confident of a good recovery. (moved from article page).

Why would anyone pretend he was dead? I really hope he'll be alright, he's brilliant :( 08:47, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whatever happens, Mr. Hammond remains one of our heroes for ever. Along with his colleagues he brought the sense of adventure and fun to a rather dull world.

This is sad news.[edit]

My thoughts are with his family and close friends, and I hope he fully recovers from his injuries and this isn't the end of a great show. I'm hoping in six months time he'll be able to tell us all what happened in a new episode of Top Gear. Thankyou, Tim Butler, Kent

Bloody hell (pardon my language)[edit]

I had heard a comment from someone on the german wikinews just today, but this is ridicuolus ! Why is there this massive thing on wikipedia, and our article is much shorter ? Of course, the wikipedia is almost overdoing it on detail, but still. Those people should be writing here ! Regards Sean Heron 16:31, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I know what you mean. I was tempted to revert almost all of the edits on the wp article, with a comment to that effect. Guinness2702 15:13, 23 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Over time that section in the WP article will get trimmed back until there is more information here in our archives. Just quietly keep sticking the various wikinews templates onto articles over there. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:49, 23 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bad lede[edit]

Richard Hammond, a British television presenter known for presenting shows such as Top Gear and Brainiac, is in a "stable" condition in hospital following a car accident during filming for Top Gear.

This should not use presenter and presenting in the same opening sentence. A good journalist never reuses the same word or phrase in any paragraph throughout an article. 05:01, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]