Top Gear's crash stunt site choice back fires

20:18, Jul 10 2014

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been embroiled in a fresh controversy after staging a stunt at the site of a fatal car crash.

The site in Oxfordshire used by the BBC show was the same place where a young woman died in a head-on collision, The Daily Mail reported.

The stunt, which will be screened later this year, drew criticism from local figures.

One councillor described it as "reckless" and insensitive towards the family.

Another said it was "extremely silly and crass of them".

In the stunt, co-host James May plunged his car into Clarkson's, just metres away from where Jane Sandalls, 26, died in 2010.

But it was understood the decision to film the crash at the same site was in no way intentional, the Daily Mail said.

A spokesman for Top Gear declined to comment.

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