Rowan Atkinson Released from Hospital Following Automobile Accident

rowan atkinsonBritish actor Rowan Atkinson was hospitalized yesterday after he lost control of the McLaren F1 he was driving outside of Haddon (about 85 miles from London) and crashed into a tree and then a lamp post. Apparently the actor (who is known for his collection of sports cars) spun out due to the wet condition of the road, which resulted in a minor injury to his shoulder. Upon arriving at the scene police administered a sobriety test to Atkinson, who did not appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of any controlled substances so no charges were filed. Unfortunately for the McLaren F1 (which Atkinson bought for around $1 million and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds and is capable of reaching 230 miles per hour), it was engulfed in flames upon impact and was totaled.

Thankfully, Atkinson was released from the hospital in Cambridge where he received treatment earlier this morning. The Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Communications Office told E! News that Atkinson did in fact receive treatment for an injury to his shoulder, but refrained from revealing what kind of treatment. The actor is no stranger to high speed crashes, as in 1999 he crashed his McLaren (sources aren’t sure if this McLaren was the same one that was just totaled) into another car outside of Lancashire. So maybe it’s time someone made some headway on that Prius presentation…

Source: E! News