By Andrew Williams,
A leading taxpayers association has criticised the BBC over its use of taxpayers’ money to investigate the near-fatal crash involving Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond.
The Daily Mail revealed that the BBC had spent over £43,000 investigating the crash, only to find that the crash was caused by a nail in Hammond’s tyre.
A spokesperson for the Taxpayers’ Alliance stated, “it’s bizarre that the BBC should spend so much investigating the health and safety reasons behind a Top Gear crash. For the amount they paid, they found out very little”.
In response the BBC commented, “The BBC is committed to offer support to all members of staff in the event of them being in a serious accident at work.
The BBC believes it was an entirely proper use of funds to support Richard and his family at this time of suffering and distress”.