Freddie had a bit of a close call… (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)Cricketer Freddie Flintoff had a brush with danger when he got into a high-speed crash while filming for a new episode of Top Gear. At the time, Freddie was racing at the same track where former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond got into very serious a car accident and was left with memory loss.
Here’s what we know about what happened to Freddie…What happened to Freddie Flintoff in Top Gear car crash?The sportsman crashed while racing with a jet trike, which is unlike a car in that it leaves the driver more exposed.Thankfully, Freddie’s helmet and full racing suit seem to have done their job as he emerged essentially unharmed.
Freddie has since admitted that he probably took things slightly too far in the race, but has also said that he’s ‘absolutely fine’.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe presenter told MailOnline: ‘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.’The crash occurred at Elvington Airfield, in Yorkshire, which is the same track where former Top Gear host Richard Hammond, who now co-presents The Grand Tour, endured a near-fatal crash in 2006 which landed him in a coma for two weeks.
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She recalled: ‘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.”‘MORE: Great British Bake Off Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding defend Paul Hollywood: ‘He’s a lovely man’.