Andrew Flintoff hospitalized after accident while filming ‘Top Gear’


Former England cricket captain Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has been hospitalized after an accident while filming popular car show ‘Top Gear’.

The incident happened on the runway at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, southern England, which features regularly on the BBC show.

“Freddie was injured in an accident on the Top Gear test track yesterday morning – with crew doctors attending the scene immediately,” a BBC spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday.

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

Flintoff, who has hosted “Top Gear” since 2019, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2010, aged 32, due to a long-standing knee injury.

The highlight of his cricketing career came in 2005 when he inspired England to win back the Ashes from Australia, the first time they had beaten their rivals in 18 years.

Flintoff isn’t the first “Top Gear” host to be injured while filming.

In 2006, Richard Hammond nearly died after losing control of a vampire dragster he was driving at speeds of up to 288 miles per hour. He was in a coma for two weeks but made a full recovery.

Hammond then joined Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” car show. In 2017 he was hospitalized after the electric supercar he was driving crashed and caught fire.


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