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TV’s Mr. Bean Wrecks His Million-Dollar Sports Car; He’ll Be OK, but the Car … Not So Much

Aug 5, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Actor Rowan Atkinson suffered a minor injury when he crashed his million-dollar sports car Thursday night in southern England, the AP reports.

Atkinson, known for playing Mr. Bean on TV and in films and for appearing in the “Blackadder” comedy series, was recovering in a hospital, the story reports. Details of his injuries were not released, but some media reports indicated he hurt his shoulder.

Atkinson, 56, crashed his McLaren F1, known to be one of the fastest road vehicles in the world. He reportedly hit a tree and a lamppost, and the car caught fire. Atkinson was able to walk away and flag down other drivers to help, according to the story.

Police said Atkinson was given a routine breathalyzer test and does not face criminal charges.

Atkinson’s Mr. Bean character is known for getting into predicaments while driving. The actor is known to be a car enthusiast — something that probably goes without saying, considering that he owns a McLaren F1.

The car, said to be one of only about 100 McLaren F1s in existence, suffered heavy damage, with the back end of the vehicle apparently destroyed.

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