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Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff hospitalised after being 'injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track'

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has been taken to hospital after an accident during the filming of an episode of the BBC's Top Gear show, but his injuries were not life-threatening, British media reported on Tuesday (local time).

"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.

The public broadcaster also reported that "it is understood that the accident did not happen at high speed".

Separately the Sun newspaper said, citing a source, that Flintoff was receiving treatment, and that his injuries were not life-threatening.

All-rounder Flintoff quit cricket in 2010 and joined Top Gear as a host in 2019, having also tried out a career in boxing in between.

He was named man of the series in the memorable 2005 Ashes for his heroic effort in helping England to their first win for 18 years.

Flintoff 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.


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