Mr. Bean Star Rowan Atkinson Crashes $1.2 Million Sports Car

Celebrity News Aug. 5, 2011 AT 1:41PM
Mr. Bean Star Rowan Atkinson Crashes $1.2 Million Sports Car Credit: Paul Franks/newsteam/Getty Images; LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Motoring mishap!

After totaling his McLaren F1 supercar near Cambridgeshire, England Thursday, Mr. Bean star Rowan Atkinson has fortunately suffered only a minor shoulder injury, the BBC reports.

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The $1.2 million road car, which can reach a top speed of 230 mph and holds the record as the fastest car in the world, crashed on the side of a highway after striking a tree and a lamppost, then burst into flames.

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The 56-year-old British actor was able to escape the vehicle and waited until emergency personnel arrived to the scene. He was discharged from Peterborough City Hospital Friday afternoon.

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The comedian's severe accident comes only a month and a half after Jackass star Ryan Dunn, with a blood alcohol level of .196, died after crashing his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 in Pennsylvania July 20. For Atkinson, however, officials claim that alcohol wasn't a factor in the incident. Police told CBS News that the Blackadder star was given a routine breathalyzer test at the scene and will face no criminal charges.

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