Freddy Flintoff‘s Top gear car, which led him to a horror crash, was reportedly not equipped with airbags.
In December last year, it was reported that the former cricket star was ‘lucky to be alive’ after an accident that happened while he was filming the BBC series at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey.
Freddie’s car would have flipped and he had taken to hospital with broken ribs and facial injuries despite wearing a helmet.
A statement released at the time said: ‘Freddie was injured in an accident on the Top Gear test track this morning – with medical crew immediately on scene. He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”
It has now been reported that the car had no airbags afterwards claims he suffered serious injuries due to the car not having a roof.
According to The sunFreddie drove “an open three-wheeled classic sports car.”
The publication notes that the Morgan Super 3, which Freddie claims to be driving, meets UK safety standards, but has no airbags.
A source told the publication: ‘Very little has been revealed about the accident and bosses are keen to withhold the details.
“This revelation about the lack of an airbag will undoubtedly raise questions among fans.”
It was recently reported that filming was on the hit show paused ‘indefinitely’ and according to reports, BBC bosses will soon be discussing when the series will resume shooting.
“The report is coming. Only once it has been completed and examined will a decision be made as to whether filming on Top Gear can resume,” said a source.
Earlier, a spokesman spoke to Metro.co.uk about the future of the programme: ‘No date has yet been set for the broadcast of series 34 of Top Gear. Filming has been paused pending the conclusion of the investigation into Freddie’s accident. Once the investigation has been completed, it will be decided when production will be restarted.’
Friends of Freddie recently claimed that the TV personality is involved in the accident think again if he will return to the BBC car series, previously presented by Jeremy ClarksonN.
The BBC and the government body, the Health and Safety Executive, both investigated the incident last year, with a statement reading: ‘Our primary concern is and has been for the well-being of Freddie – as well as the Top Gear team. All health and safety procedures were followed on site and the incident is now being fully investigated in accordance with standard policy and practice.”
BBC declined to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk.
Top Gear is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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