Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has been involved in a road crash while driving his exclusive supercar, according to reports.

Hammond – who narrowly escaped death in 2006 when his car crashed at 288mph – was apparently caught up in a four-vehicle incident on the A40 near Gloucester on Saturday.

He was believed to be in his Morgan Aeromax car, worth £110,000, at the time of the smash.

Local police said they could not confirm or deny that Hammond was involved.

However a spokesman did say there was a “damage only” accident at the site which required no involvement from officers.

Hammond was thought to be on his way home from a flying lesson when the incident occurred.

“Richard was at the back of the line and he received no damage to his rear end but the front was in a pretty bad way,” an eyewitness said.

“Everyone got out and exchanged details and there was some good-humoured banter exchanged by the drivers after they realised it was him.”

A BBC spokesperson said that Hammond had been in a minor collision and was not hurt.