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13th Dec 2022

Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff involved in car crash during filming

Callum Boyle

Flintoff was filming for the new series of Top Gear

Freddie Flintoff has been airlifted to hospital after being involved in a car crash during filming for the latest series of Top Gear.

The former England cricketer was filming at the Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey where he was reportedly heard yelling: “I can’t stop,” as he fell head-first down a runway just inches off the ground in a three-wheeled cycle car.

According to The SunFlintoff’s injuries are “not life-threatening” despite being rushed to hospital.

A source told the paper: “All the usual health and safety measures were in place for filming too. Freddie was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards.

“Filming has been postponed for now and all anyone cares about is Freddie recovering.”

Freddie Flintoff

The BBC have also confirmed that Flintoff was injured in the crash and that he was now in hospital receiving further treatment.

Flintoff’s injury occurred while the cameras were rolling to capture his opinion of the car as part of the BBC show’s review segment.

Fellow Top Gear presenter Chris Harris, who presents alongside Paddy McGuinness, was also at the test track at the time of the crash.

It comes three years after the former cricketer was involved in a 124mph crash in which he walked away unscathed. After the crash in 2019, Flintoff insisted that he was “absolutely fine”.

He said: “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.”

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