It looks like the man behind Mr. Bean and Blackadder has had another off in his McLaren F1. British comedian Rowan Atkinson reportedly spun his seven-figure supercar as he was traveling down the A605 near Peterborough in the UK. No other vehicles were involved in the incident. While the actor suffered no worse than a shoulder injury, the F1 restyled itself thanks to a lamp post subsequent fire. Atkinson was reportedly able to extract himself from the vehicle and stood waiting for emergency personnel to arrive before being transported to a local hospital. He’s expected to be released today.
Atkinson purchased the McLaren in 1997 and managed to damage the vehicle just two years later in a low-speed collision with a Rover Metro. Something tells us this latest shunt is going to take more than a little polishing to clean up, but we suspect it’ll get resurrected all the same. Make no mistake – Atkinson isn’t a stranger to high-horsepower machinery, and the man apparently knows his way around a vehicle. He recently posted the fastest lap time of the Top Gear UK’s ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car‘ segment.