He was then unconscious on the side of the road in a remote part of the African nation. He was supposedly miles away from medical help. Fortunately, the filming crew immediately came to Hammond’s aid, and were completely aware of the brain injury he suffered from 11 years ago when filming that now infamous Top Gear segment, which saw him speeding down a runway in a jet-powered car at 288 mph. Fortunately, he made a full recovery. Asked whether or not Hammond ended up going to the hospital this time around, Clarkson replied "We don’t do hospitals." Both Clarkson and James May were present this time, and were "shaken," clearly remembering Hammond’s previous injury.