Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff is airlifted to hospital after a horror car crash during filming

Top Gear host Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is airlifted to hospital after horror car crash while filming BBC show: Ex-England cricket ace is hurt on test track three years after cheating death in terrifying 125mph smash

  • BREAKING NEWS
  • Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff was airlifted to hospital after a car crash
  • Ex-England cricketer was shooting an episode for the BBC series in Surrey
  • Flintoff was rushed to hospital but his injuries are ‘not life-threatening’

Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff was airlifted to hospital after a horrific car crash during filming.

The former England cricketer was behind the wheel shooting an episode for the BBC series at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey and giving his opinion of the car when he was injured.

The BBC confirmed that the father-of-four was hurt in the crash and taken to hospital for further treatment. Sources told The Sun that Flintoff’s injuries are ‘not life-threatening’.

Flintoff’s smash comes three years after the former cricketer cheated death after a shocking 125mph crash.

Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff was airlifted to hospital after a horrific car crash during filming (file photo)

Flintoff was injured as cameras were rolling to capture his opinion of the car for the show's review segment (file photo)

Flintoff was injured as cameras were rolling to capture his opinion of the car for the show’s review segment (file photo)

The BBC confirmed that Flintoff was injured in the crash and taken to hospital for further treatment (file photo)

The BBC confirmed that Flintoff was injured in the crash and taken to hospital for further treatment (file photo)

A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Freddie 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.’

Sources told The Sun: ‘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.’

Flintoff was behind the wheel filming when the incident occurred, seeing on-site medics at the venue near Cranleigh rush to his aid. His co-star Chris Harris, who presents the show alongside Flintoff and Paddy McGuiness, was also at the Top Gear test track.

Flintoff was behind the wheel filming when the incident occurred, seeing on-site medics at the venue near Cranleigh rush to his aid.  His co-star Chris Harris, who presents the show alongside Flintoff and Paddy McGuiness, was also at the Top Gear test track.

Flintoff was behind the wheel filming when the incident occurred, seeing on-site medics at the venue near Cranleigh rush to his aid. His co-star Chris Harris, who presents the show alongside Flintoff and Paddy McGuiness, was also at the Top Gear test track.

Flintoff's smash comes three years after the former cricketer's narrow escape after a horror 124mph crash (file photo)

Flintoff’s smash comes three years after the former cricketer’s narrow escape after a horror 124mph crash (file photo)

Flintoff walked away from the 'near-death' crash unscathed, insisting he was 'absolutely fine' (file photo)

Flintoff walked away from the ‘near-death’ crash unscathed, insisting he was ‘absolutely fine’ (file photo)

In 2019, Flintoff was heard fearfully yelling, ‘I can’t stop,’ as he hurtled head-first down a runway just inches off the ground in a three-wheeled cycle car. He had been racing his co-hosts when he realized he was running out of the road and about to overshoot the finish line – seeing him spin off in a cloud of dust.

Flintoff walked away from the ‘near-death’ crash unscathed, insisting he was ‘absolutely fine.’

He said 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.’

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