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Freddie Flintoff in hospital after being involved in terrifying crash while filming Top Gear

Stewart Perrie

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Freddie Flintoff in hospital after being involved in terrifying crash while filming Top Gear

Freddie Flintoff has been airlifted to hospital after following a terrifying car crash while filming a scene for Top Gear.

The former cricketer, whose real name is Andrew Flintoff, was in the middle of shooting for the BBC series at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey when the accident happened.

The Mirror claims the crash erupted as Flintoff was doing the show's review segment.

A spokesperson for the BBC has released a statement confirming the incident.

"Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning - with crew medics attending the scene immediately," the spokesperson told SPORTbible.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

"He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course."

A source with knowledge of the incident told The Sun: "He was driving on the track as normal. He wasn't going at high speeds - it was just an accident that could happen to anyone.

"All the usual health and safety measures were in place for filming too. Freddie was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards."

It comes three years after Flintoff suffered another Top Gear-related injury.

His jet trike 'careered off the road' at the Elvington Airfield near York when he was riding at speeds of up to 125mph.

But, thankfully, he wasn't seriously injured.

Credit: REUTERS / Alamy
Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

"I'm absolutely fine and was back filming today," he said in a statement to the Daily Mail at the time.

"I go to great lengths to make sure I do well in Top Gear drag races but on this occasion I went a few lengths too far.

"It will look more ridiculous than dangerous when you see it on TV."

Top Gear also insisted they had all the safety systems possible in place.

"The health and safety of our presenters and crew on Top Gear is paramount," the statement said.

"As viewers of the recent series will have seen, Freddie is often keen to get ''off the beaten track'.

"Tuesday’s filming at Elvington Airfield was no exception - but he suffered no injuries as a result of his spontaneous detour, as fans will see for themselves when we show the sequence in full in the next series."

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Top Gear

Topics: Cricket, England

Stewart Perrie
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