Freddie Flintoff ‘lucky to be alive’ as Health and Safety Teams Probe Crash

Top Gear presenter Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff has been hurt in an accident while filming for the BBC show.

He received medical care at the scene before being taken to hospital for further treatment.

The incident happened at Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey on Tuesday.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and a BBC spokesperson said details would be confirmed “in due course”.

It is understood that the accident did not happen at high speed.

On Tuesday, a BBC spokesperson said: “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.”

In a statement on Wednesday, the BBC said: “Our primary concern is and has been for the welfare of Freddie – as well as the Top Gear team. All health and safety procedures were followed on site and the incident is now being fully investigated, in line with standard policy and practice.”

The BBC has to report such incidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions

A spokesperson for the HSE said it was “making inquiries”.

Source: BBC News