‘Mr. Bean cheats death’ in car crash
UK: Actor Rowan Atkinson cheated death last night after careering off
the road in his 240mph supercar. The Euro 650,000 McLaren F1 spun
several times, smashing into a tree and ploughing into a road sign
before catching fire on the opposite side of the carriageway.
The Mr Bean star, 56, pulled himself free from the wreck and was
looked after by a passing motorist until emergecy services arrived on
the A605 at Haddon, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, at 7.30pm.
Rowan Atkinson’s Euro 650,000 McLaren F1 spun several times, smashed
into a tree and ploughed into a road sign before catching fire on the
opposite side of the carriageway
Firemen tackled the blaze and an ambulance crew took him to nearby
Peterborough hospital where he was believed to be recovering last night.
It is not the first time the Blackadder star has crashed the supercar,
which can sprint from 0-60mph in just three seconds.
Atkinson, who has a passion for fast cars has written articles about
different vehicles for specialist car magazines.
Though his collection of cars changes regularly, he also has a Euro
125,000 Aston Martin Virage, a vintage Rolls-Royce, and an elderly
Morris Traveller, which he regularly drives around the Oxfordshire
village where he lives in a £1 million former rectory.
He also has a Euro 2.5 million townhouse in Chelsea. Last night an
East of England Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed the accident.