In a blow for the art of cocking about in cars, this from the BBC

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond remains seriously ill in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the BBC programme.

A hospital spokesman said: “He has seen some improvement overnight, but remains in a serious but stable condition.”

Mr Hammond had been in a dragster-style car capable of reaching speeds of about 300mph at Elvington airfield near York.

The article sounds as though he’'ll pull through, but the problem that the BBC are now to investigate the safety of the stunt could put future top gear stunts in jeopardy and cuckold the show.