Freddie Flintoffs son says hes lucky to be alive after horror crash during Top Gear

Freddie Flintoff’s son has said his dad is “lucky to be alive” following a “nasty crash” during Top Gear’s filming in Surrey.

On Tuesday, Freddie, real name Andrew, was airlifted to hospital after he was involved in a horrendous crash at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome.

Now Freddie’s 16 year old son, Corey, has spoken to the Mail Online about the crash while praying “he’s going to be ok.”

He said: “He's OK. I'm not too sure what happened but he is lucky to be alive.

“It was a pretty nasty crash. It is shocking. We are all shocked but just hope he's going to be OK.”

The accident was confirmed by a BBC spokesperson yesterday, who said that the cricketer had been rushed to hospital for “further treatment."

They said: “Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track – with crew medics attending the scene immediately. He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”

A source told The Sun that filming had been postponed following the crash, and thankfully, Freddie’s injuries are “not life-threatening.”

“All the usual health and safety measures were in place for filming too. Freddie was taken to hospital by air ambulance shortly afterwards,” the source explained.

“Filming has been postponed for now and all anyone cares about is Freddie recovering.”


This isn’t the first time Freddie has been involved in a high-speed crash after losing control of a motorised trike, the Time Bandit, when racing at 124mph against co-hosts Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness in 2019.

Freddie was heard shouting, “I can’t stop,” as he struggled to control the bike, which zoomed past the finish line and sent clouds of dust into the air.

Luckily, the athlete was relatively unscathed and insisted that he was “absolutely fine” afterwards.

“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,” he said at the time.

The show’s former host, Richard Hammond, who presented alongside James May and Jeremy Clarkson, famously crashed a jet-powered dragster called Vampire while filming at the former RAF Elvington airbase near York.

The 52 year old presenter was getting to speeds of 320mph at the time and suffered brain damage as a result and was also in a coma.

“I was on full life support and breathing apparatus, she [his wife] was told it’s not looking good we think we’re going to lose him,” he later said.

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