Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff was taken to a hospital after a car crash during the filming of an episode of the BBC’s “Top Gear” show. Thankfully, his injuries were not life-threatening. The incident happened 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 said.
He was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards. Filming was postponed immediately.
Considered one of England’s greatest all-rounders after Ian Botham, Flintoff joined Top Gear as a host in 2019 after quitting cricket in 2010. He tried out a career in boxing in between. Flintoff helped England to their first Ashes win in 18 years in 2005 and was named man of the series.
Flintoff represented England in 79 Tests, 141 ODIs, and 7 T20s, scoring more than 7000 runs and picking up 400 wickets across formats.