Flintoff injured in 124mph crash filming at track where Hammond almost died
FREDDIE Flintoff miraculously walked away from a 124mph crash while a filming a race for Top Gear on the track where former presenter Richard Hammond also dodged death. The cricket legend is not th…
22:09FREDDIE Flintoff miraculously walked away from a 124mph crash while a filming a race for Top Gear on the track where former presenter Richard Hammond also dodged death.The cricket legend is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the high-speed smash at RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire.
7Freddie Flintoff filming for Top Gear's latest series - it was announced he would join the team in 20187The near-fatal crash in 2006 when Richard Hammond lost control of a jet car while filming for Top GearCredit: BBCA source said the 41-year-old walked away from the incident and is "absolutely fine" following the crash on Tuesday.
The League of Their Own star had been driving a super-fast trike in a stunt for the BBC motoring show.He latertold the Mirror: "I’m absolutely fine and was back filming today."I go to great lengths to make sure I do well in Top Gear drag races but on this occasion I went a few lengths too far.
"It will look more ridiculous than dangerous when you see it on TV."A Top Gear spokesman said: “The health and safety of our presenters and crew on Top Gear is paramount."As viewers of the recent series will have seen, Freddie is often keen to get ‘off the beaten track’.
"Tuesday’s filming at Elvington Airfield was no exception - but he suffered no injuries as a result of his spontaneous detour, as fans will see for themselves when we show the sequence in full in the next series.”FREDDIE STRUCK BY HAMMOND CURSEHammond was left in a coma for two weeks in 2006 after crashing a jet-propelled car at the same racetrack.
Its right tyre blew as he tried to set a speed record at 288mph at the RAF base near York.He was airlifted to hospital in Leeds and the dad-of-two later revealed he experienced depression, paranoia and memory loss due to brain damage suffered.Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is an England cricket hero, having been instrumental in the 2005 Ashes victory over Australia.
After retiring from the sport he was brought in to host Top Gear after Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May left, and a new team of presenters also stepped down.On October 22, 2018, it was revealed Paddy McGuinness and Flintoff would replace Matt LeBlanc.
They are joined as presenters by current host Chris Harris, and have become firm fan favourites.In another Top Gear stunt, Flintoff revealed he thought he had killed McGuinness when he crashed a hearse.He lost control of the 1995 Daimler, with the vehicle flipping as he raced around a tight bend in Wales.
The star said to: "I had genuine panic for 10 seconds."It's one thing hurting yourself but you don't want to hurt anyone else."NEAR MISSESHammond was also airlifted to hospital in June 2017 after cheating death in another horror crash.
The "Hamster" was driving a £2million supercar in Switzerland when he lost control before it flipped over and burst into flames.The presenter was treated in hospital with serious injuries – the worst of which was a fractured knee, which required an operation.
Hammond revealed he thought he was going to die during the smash, describing the experience as like being "inside a tumble dryer full of bricks".MOST READ IN TVMAUR OF WORDSLove Island's Maura & Kate McGynn in 'row' after bash but leave holding hands
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In February 2018, it was announced Flintoff, grime MC Lethal Bizzle and Capital FM presenter Vick Hope would present new Sky One show Carnage, which launched on May 6.He married Rachael Wools Flintoff on March 5, 2005, at the Pavilion Road Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.
The couple have three children together, a daughter, Holly, 13, and two sons, Corey, 12, and Rocky, 10.7Cops looking at the car that Top Gear presenter Hammond crashed in near YorkCredit: PA:Press AssociationFreddie Flintoff filming A League of Their Own, driving a rally car
Credit: Wales NewsHammond speaking from his hospital bed in 2017 after another crashCredit: The Grand tourThe current presenters of Top Gear - Flintoff, Paddy McGuiness and Chris HarrisCredit: Gary Stone -The Sun7Hammond also escaped more serious injury in 2017 when he crashed while filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland
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Nasty bloke. He showed his vile streak on A Question Of Sport when he, basically, called Clare Balding a man. So IDGAF what happens to this twunt. He should stick to pedalos Wtf is this mess Disgusting! I hate you so much Small miracles You are literally disgusting. Plz everyone do NOT buy it and just report the tweets
just leave louis and his family alone already asshats How disrespectful of you. Putting Louis and his sister on front page! Shame on you. You make money over tragedies. Disgusting What about that Worzel Gummidge headed twat lying to the queen & taking us to the brink of disaster? Yellowhammer papers? Eh?
No mention of Boris lying to the queen? Not a single mention of Yellowhammer? Fucking shitrag Nothing about Brexit then? Not even about the judges ruling 🤔 Is he a dead Fred? Hammond still done it better 😪 Nowhere near as fast as Hammond. New Top Gear sucks.
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