Rowan Atkinson ‘cheats death’ in car crash

'Mr Bean' star being treated in hospital after smash

Rowan Atkinson is being treated in hospital after crashing his McLaren F1 car.

The TV and film actor was taken to Peterborough General Hospital following the single vehicle collision in Haddon, Cambridgeshire last night (August 4), reports the Daily Mirror.

The Mr Bean and Johnny English star injured his shoulder in the incident, with one onlooker telling the newspaper he ‘cheated death’, commenting:

Rowan is lucky to be alive considering the state of the car.

It’s believed his car smashed into a tree then a lamppost before catching fire. Atkinson managed to scramble from the wreckage and was being cared for by another motorist when paramedics arrived.


Atkinson‘s latest film role is in franchise reboot Johnny English Reborn, which is due to be released on October 28.

He is also known for his performances in TV comedies such as Blackadder, Not The Nine O’Clock News and The Thin Blue Line.

Atkinson had recently appeared on the ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ segment of Top Gear, an episode that was being repeated on TV station Dave tonight around the time of the incident.