‘Top Gear’s’ Hammond, not BBC, will decide to air crash

The BBC executives are to set screen the Top Gear high speed crash which nearly killed presenter Richard Hammond last month, if Hammond agrees to it.

A special Top Gear presentation featuring the 300 miles per hour crash has been under discussion after the BBC decided not to nix the popular motor show. The BBC came under pressure following the accident for alleged neglect with certain safety procedures.

Recovering Hammond has yet to agree to the documentary. However, if the 36-year-old gives the green light, it is speculated he will provide a commentary on what went awry with the stunt.

The new series of Top Gear resumed filming on Thursday with co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson, but the schedule has been delayed until Hammond is out of the woods, and able to resume his duties on the show.

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