- Shamser Khalid
Cricket Legend Andrew Flintoff Survives ‘Top Gear’ Filming Accident
On Tuesday morning, England cricket legend Andrew Flintoff was involved in an accident while at the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey. Recent reports have confirmed a statement from Flintoff's 16-year-old son Corey.
"He's OK. I'm not too sure what happened but he is lucky to be alive," he said.
"It was a pretty nasty crash. It is shocking. We are all shocked but just hope he's going to be OK."
The ex-Lancashire all-rounder Flintoff has presented the BBC One show since 2019 and following the incident, was airlifted to the hospital. While the former cricket player suffered a close call, this was not the first time he has had an accident while working on the show.
In 2019, the presenter was involved in a minor incident when he crashed into a market stall in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Before retiring at age 32, Flintoff, a celebrated all-rounder better known as "Freddie", played 79 Tests and 148 one-day internationals for England. The player became one of the biggest cricket stars due to his influential performances during the unforgettable Test series victory against Australia in 2005.
In one interview, former England captain Nasser Hussain shared that the current national team has been following updates on ‘Freddie’s’ condition.
"The England team are in their team room and they're a little bit concerned. Fingers crossed that Freddie is OK. He is a larger than life character. Hopefully good news will follow."