Andrew Flintoff is recovering from an accident while filming for Top Gear, according to his friend. Check out Freddie Flintoff news.
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Freddie Flintoff was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – with crew medics attending the scene immediately.
He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course,” a BBC spokesperson said.
The incident happened on Tuesday at the programme’s test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, south of London.
“Freddie (Flintoff) was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – with crew medics attending the scene immediately. He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course,” a BBC spokesperson told Reuters.
“All the usual health and safety measures were in place for filming too,” a source told The Sun. “Freddie was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards.
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Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff is recovering from an accident while filming for Top Gear, according to his friend and fellow broadcaster Piers Morgan.
The former England cricketer, 45, received medical care at the scene before being airlifted to a hospital on Tuesday after a crash at a Surrey aerodrome.
Morgan said he had made contact with the family and offered an optimistic outlook. “I’m told it was a pretty serious crash and that Freddie’s going to be OK, but it might be a little bit more serious than first appreciated,” he told talkSPORT.
“I’m told he’s going to be OK, which is great news, but I’m also told it was a pretty nasty bang and that he’s had surgery and is recovering now and we’ll have to wait and see.
“I’ve been in contact with them privately but I just want to wish him and his family – Rachael, his wife – all the very best and I think we’re all just keeping our fingers crossed that the big man comes through all right.”
The Guardian understands that Flintoff remains in hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening and that the accident did not happen at high speed, with all health and safety precautions said to have been in place.
The health and safety watchdog said it was “aware and making inquiries” after the BBC reported the incident, as was standard procedure.
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Top Gear presenter Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff has been hurt in an accident while filming for the BBC show.
He received medical care at the scene before being taken to hospital for further treatment.
The incident happened at Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey on Tuesday.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and a BBC spokesperson said details would be confirmed “in due course”.
It is understood that the accident did not happen at high speed.
On Tuesday, a BBC spokesperson said: “Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – with crew medics attending the scene immediately.
“He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”
In a statement on Wednesday, the BBC said: “Our primary concern is and has been for the welfare of Freddie – as well as the Top Gear team. All health and safety procedures were followed on site and the incident is now being fully investigated, in line with standard policy and practice.”
Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff broke his rib and suffered facial injuries in a ‘nasty’ crash as his son said that the Top Gear host is ‘lucky to be alive’ after he was airlifted to hospital.
A relative of Freddie Flintoff said today that the star had suffered a cut face and a broken rib in the high-speed crash.
They said that The Ashes hero’s wife Rachael had left the family home in Altrincham and raced to the hospital yesterday when she was told of the smash.
They said: ‘I know he has a badly cut face and a broken rib. It’s a worry but he is OK.’
Corey Flintoff, 16, said his family have been left ‘shocked’ after the England cricket legend, 45, was taken to hospital.
He was behind the wheel shooting an episode for the BBC series at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey when the accident happened.
Temperatures had plunged to 0C at the test track where he was reviewing a car at the time.
Corey told MailOnline: ‘He’s OK. I’m not too sure what happened but he is lucky to be alive.
‘It was a pretty nasty crash. It is shocking. We are all shocked but just hope he’s going to be OK.’
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