Former England All-Rounder, 2005 Ashes Hero Andrew Flintoff Rushed to Hospital After Accident


Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has been rushed to the hospital after an accident while filming popular British programme โ€˜Top gear.โ€™ The 45-year-old was given first aid at the accident site before being transferred to hospital, the BBC news website said, adding that his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The incident happened on Tuesday at the programmeโ€™s test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, south of London.

Flintoff, a celebrated all-rounder better known as โ€œFreddie”, played 79 Tests for England before retiring from cricket aged 32.

He has gone on to have a career in television including co-presenting the hit motorshow Top Gear.

โ€œFreddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning (Tuesday) with crew medics attending the scene immediately,” a BBC spokesperson said, according to the BBC and Sky.

โ€œHe has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”

During his cricket career, Flintoff played a pivotal role in England winning the Ashes in 2005 and 2009.

(With AFP inputs)

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