Date: 5th August 2011

Atkinson Hospitalised After Car Crash


British actor Rowan Atkinson was hospitalised on Thursday night after crashing his $1 million (650,000) supercar in the English countryside.

The Johnny English star reportedly lost control of his McLaren F1 motor in Cambridgeshire and smashed into a tree and then a lamppost.

The Blackadder star is believed to have suffered a shoulder injury when the car hit a tree and lamppost, near Peterborough.

He is said to have walked from the car after the crash, on the A605 at Haddon on Thursday evening, and waited for an ambulance.

He was admitted to hospital and is expected to be discharged later.

Emergency services attended the scene and Atkinson was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a shoulder injury, according to Britain's The Sun.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service says, "We were called to a single car road traffic collision at 7.30pm... A male was taken to Peterborough General Hospital with a shoulder injury."

"It was a minor shoulder injury. The occupant was out of the car when we arrived."

Source: Press Release