Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff ‘is injured in 124mph crash during filming on the SAME TRACK which left Richard Hammond in a coma for two weeks’
Top Gear presenter Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has revealed he suffered a nasty escape after being caught in a 124mph crash during filming.
The cricket star, 41, has insisted he’s ‘absolutely fine’ after his jet trike careered off the road during a race at the Elvington Airfield near York.
It comes 13 years after former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries as he crashed his car during filming on the same track.
Close call: Top Gear presenter Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has revealed he suffered a nasty escape after being caught in a 124mph crash during filming
Freddie reportedly careered his high speed trike off the road as he filmed the high-speed race, but as crew members rushed to his aid, the star jumped up with barely a scratch.
The former England captain later told 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.’
Terrifying: The cricket star has insisted he’s ‘absolutely fine’ after his jet trike careered off the road during a race at the Elvington Airfield near York (pictured above during the show)
A Top Gear spokesperson also confirmed that Freddie was fine following the close call, and viewers will see the crash in full next series.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Freddie Flintoff and Top Gear for further comment.
Freddie took over as the host of Top Gear earlier this year, alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris, and the trio have been well-received by die hard fans of the show.
Dramatic: The crash comes after Richard Hammond was left in a coma after a serious crash on the same track during filming for Top Gear in September 2006 (above)
Explosive: The presenter (above on The Grand Tour) revealed he suffered memory loss and was left in a coma for two weeks after the crash
The crash comes after Richard Hammond, 49, was left in a coma after a serious crash on the same track during filming in September 2006.
The presenter crashed a jet-powered Vampire dragster vehicle while travelling at 288mph, and spent five weeks in hospital recovering from his injuries.
Earlier this year Richard also revealed that he suffered from post-traumatic amnesia and memory loss that was so severe he didn’t even recognise his wife Mindy.
Mindy told The Telegraph: ‘It was disconcerting when, early after the crash, Richard looked at me from his hospital bed and said, ”You’re lovely, but you’re not my wife”.
‘When I corrected him, he responded, ”No, you’re not my wife, my wife is French”. Indeed, when he was allowed home five weeks later, it became clear that Richard’s memory loss was no short-term affliction.’
New face: Freddie has taken over as the host of Top Gear this series alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris