Former England Cricketer Andrew Flintoff Taken To Hospital After Accident During ‘Top Gear’ Filming: Report

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff was reportedly taken to a hospital after an accident at the time of recording an episode of BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ show.

“Freddie (Flintoff) was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – with crew medics attending the scene immediately,” a BBC spokesperson told Sky News, adding they will confirm more details in due course.

Flintoff was receiving treatment, and that his injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Sun newspaper report that cited a source.  The former cricketer was involved in another safety incident while filming for Top Gear in 2019, where he walked away unharmed from a crash at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, according to ABC News.

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All-rounder Flintoff left the field of cricket in 2010 and joined Top Gear as a host in 2019. The former cricketer also tried hands at boxing in between. Flintoff was the man of the series in the memorable 2005 Ashes for his heroic effort in helping England to their first Ashes win for the first time in 18 years.

Flintoff made his last international appearance in August 2009 after which he pulled down the curtains on his international career in September 2010. The former cricketer also appeared on a panel show – ‘A League of Their Own’ – and was a Team Captain along with Jamie footballer Redknapp. The BAFTA-winning show, hosted by James Corden, was a panel quiz show mostly involving questions based on sports. This happened before he announced his retirement which also marked the start of Flintoff’s second innings.

Flintoff’s contributions to English cricket won him several accolades, including the prestigious Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).