Andrew Freddie Flintoff, the former England allrounder, has been airlifted to hospital following a car crash during filming Top gear.
Andrew Flintoff : Top gear accident | Injured | Crash
Freddie Flintoff MBE is an English television and radio presenter and former international cricketer.
|Born||6 December 1977
Preston, Lancashire, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
Flintoff played all forms of the game and was one of the sport’s leading all-rounders, a fast bowler, middle-order batsman, and slip fielder.
He was consistently rated by the ICC as being among the top international all-rounders in both ODI and Test cricket.
Following his debut in 1998, he became an integral player for England, and was England’s “Man of the Series” in the 2005 Ashes. He later served as both captain and vice-captain of the team.
Freddie Flintoff top gear accident
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has been hospitalised following a car crash while filming for BBC’s TV Show ‘Top Gear’. The 45-year-old was filming with a crew at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey on Monday when the accident occurred.
“Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – with crew medics attending the scene immediately,” the BBC said in a statement. “He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”
As per a report in The Sun, Flintoff’s injuries aren’t life threatening and the former all-rounder was driving on the track as normal and not driving at high speed.
“All the usual health and safety measures were in place for filming too,” a source was quoted telling The Sun. “Freddie was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards. Filming has been postponed for now and all anyone cares about is Freddie recovering.”
This is the second time in recent times Flintoff has been involved in a mishap while filming for the show.
In 2019, he walked away safely from a 125mph crash, admitting later that he had gone a few lengths too far.
Freddie Flintoff injured
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.
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.
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.”
It is not the first accident Flintoff has suffered since he first began presenting the show.
The former England cricketer, who is a father of four, crashed into a market stall in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in February 2019.
In September of the same year, he crashed during a drag race while he was filming at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, but walked away unharmed.
Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash at the same airfield in 2006, leaving him in a coma.
Flintoff joined Top Gear as a host in 2019 and co-stars in the show with Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has been airlifted to hospital after a horror car crash while shooting an episode for the BBC series in Surrey.
The 45-year-old was rushed to hospital but his injuries are ‘not life-threatening.’
“Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning — with crew medics attending the scene immediately,” the BBC said in a statement. “He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”
Flintoff has been involved in a high-speed accident since he began as one of the show’s co-presenters in 2019. In 2019 he lost control of a motorised trike, the Time Bandit, when racing at 124mph against co-hosts Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness.
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