According to reports from British media outlets, the legendary English cricket player Andrew Flintoff was transported to the hospital following an accident that occurred while he was filming an episode of the iconic BBC television show “Top Gear.”
According to the BBC news website, the 45-year-old man received medical treatment at the scene before being sent to the hospital. The website also stated that his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.
The occurrence took place on Tuesday at the program’s test track located at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, which is located south of London.
Andrew Flintoff a famed all-rounder better known by his nickname “Freddie,” retired from cricket at the age of 32 after having played 79 Test matches for England.
Since then, he has established a successful career in television, and he currently co-hosts the popular automobile show Top Gear.
According to the BBC and Sky, a BBC spokeswoman stated that “Freddie was wounded in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning (Tuesday), with crew doctors visiting the scene immediately.” Sky and the BBC both reported that the statement was made.
“He was rushed to the hospital to receive more care, and we will confirm more facts as they become available.”
Throughout his career as a cricket player, Flintoff was instrumental in England’s victories over Australia in the Ashes in 2005 and 2009.