Freddie Flintoff update: Top Gear presenter ‘happy to be alive’ after ‘shocking’ crash, says son

Freddie Flintoff is lucky to be alive after crashing while filmingtop gear.

Presenter and former professional cricketer’s son Corey has shared an update on his father after the BBC confirmed he was “injured in an accident” while filming the car series.

Corey, 16, said his father was “fine,” adding, “I’m not sure what happened but he’s lucky to be alive.”

He added Email online: “It was a pretty nasty crash. It is shocking. We’re all shocked but just hope he’s okay.”

Flintoff, whose real name is Andrew, was reportedly filming a car test at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, home of the top gear Test track when the incident happened.

Promising “more details in due course”, a BBC spokesman said: “Freddie was injured in an accident top gear Test track this morning – with crew medics on hand immediately.”

“He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm further details in due course.”

Flintoff, 45, narrowly avoided serious injury in a previous fall shortly after joining top gear in 2019.

In a statement at the time, Flintoff said: “I’m absolutely fine and got back to filming today. I go to great lengths to make sure I do well top gear Drag racing, but this time I went a few lengths too far!”

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The airfield where the accident happened is the same as before top gear Presenter Richard Hammond fell while driving a drag racing car in 2006.

Since retiring from professional cricket in 2009, Flintoff has been a TV personality on shows including Sky TV sports series A league of its own.

He presents top gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.

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