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Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Crash

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4 November 2008
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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was left in "screaming agony" after crashing a truck into a brick wall.

But the controversial motoring journalist hadn't lost control of an unfamiliar steed: he deliberately ran the heavy vehicle into the purpose-built barrier for a program segment demonstrating the real impact of crashes.

The Daily Mail reports Clarkson was left with heavy bruising to his shin and back plus an index finger "like a burst sausage" as the truck's cabin crumpled upon the 100km/h contact.

"At the moment, teenagers see Bruce Willis driving his car into a helicopter and imagine that you can get out afterwards and still be well enough to punch a baddie in the face," he said.

"This isn't accurate: I emerged from my high-speed head-on impact in what can only be described as screaming agony."

The crash revived memories of co-host Richard Hammond's near-death experience when he rolled a jet-powered dragster at over 400km/h.

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Top Gear Star Faces Sacking, 'Killing'

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6 November 2008
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An online games developer has unveiled a new game which gives truck drivers the chance to run down and "kill" Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.

"Jeremy Clarkson is a loveable rogue, but we think he's overstepped the mark this time. So we figured we'd give truckers the chance for revenge," said Sadia Chishti of T-Enterprise, designer of the game Run Clarkson Run.

It allows players to control an animated Clarkson being chased by angry truckers.

The game is released as a British politician called for thee controversial BBC presenter to be sacked as a growing number of viewers complained about remarks he made about truck drivers.

On the latest edition of the show, Clarkson crashed a lorry through a brick wall for a stunt, and commented: "This is a hard job and I'm not just saying that to win favour with lorry drivers, it's a hard job.

"Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That's a lot of effort in a day," added the 48-year-old.

Earlier this year a former lorry driver, Steve Wright, was convicted of murdering five prostitutes in Ipswich, southeastern England, in a case which attracted a huge amount of publicity.

Chris Mole, a lawmaker from the governing Labour Party who represents the constituency where Wright committed the murders, said Clarkson should be dismissed.

"The murders in my constituency in 2006 were horrific and the community has spent a lot of time pulling together to respond constructively to such dreadful events," he wrote in a letter to BBC director general Mark Thompson.

"For Mr Clarkson to make light of murder in any circumstance must be a dismissible offence," he added.

The BBC, which has said Clarkson's remarks were intended to make fun of "an unfair urban myth about the world of lorry driving," said that as well as 1800 complaints it had received 150 calls in support of the presenter.

The Clarkson row came after Lesley Douglas, the head of the BBC's most popular radio station Radio Two, quit last week over offensive on-air comments by top presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand.

Brand resigned and Ross has been suspended for 12 weeks over the comments, made in a phone prank played on veteran actor Andrew Sachs, who starred in the 1970s comedy Fawlty Towers.

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Re: Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Truck Crash

In a cab-over none the less... probably not the best of choices when it comes to whay type of truck to ram through a wall.

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Re: Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Truck Crash

In a cab-over none the less... probably not the best of choices when it comes to whay type of truck to ram through a wall.

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Yeah... talk about maximizing force transfer. It's the diving equivalent of a belly flop.
 

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Re: Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Truck Crash

Didn't GM have an engineer that subjected himself to actual crashes while testing the first airbags in the '70s?
 

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Re: Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Truck Crash

The best news I've heard all day .....!!!
 

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Re: Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Truck Crash

Didn't GM have an engineer that subjected himself to actual crashes while testing the first airbags in the '70s?
if that is true, talk about total faith in in your technology!

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Re: Clarkson In 'Screaming Agony' After Truck Crash

Moron. Anything for the ratings.
 

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It's the only way to get your teeth fixed in the UK. It's reconstructive surgery or nothing, man!
 

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Idiot Then again producers are willing to do just about anything for ratings these days. It's nice to know though that his fellow countrymen have created a special island just for him where he can be separated from the rest of society and have hundreds and hundreds of clones to talk to and the stig will be there to prevent any attempts at escape


 
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