former england cricket captain Andrew “Freddy” Flintoff Hospitalized after accident while filming hit car show’highest gear“
The incident happened on the runway at Dunsford Airport in Surrey, southern England, which has been featured on BBC programmes.
“Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track yesterday morning and crew were rushed to the scene immediately,” a BBC spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.
“He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm further details in due course.”
Flintoff, who has been the host of “Top Gear” since 2019, announced his retirement in 2010 at the age of 32 due to a long-term knee injury.
The high point of his cricketing career came in 2005, when he led England to their first Ashes win from Australia in 18 years.
Flintoff is not the first “Top Gear” host to be injured during filming.
In 2006, Richard Hammond nearly died after losing control of the Vampire Dragster he was driving at speeds of up to 288 mph. He was in a coma for two weeks but made a full recovery.
Hammond later attended Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” car show. In 2017, he was hospitalized after the electric supercar he was driving crashed and caught fire.