Rowan Atkinson, the English comedian best known for playing the loveable, wordless man-child, was hospitalized Thursday with minor injuries after walking away from a high-speed car wreck.
It could’ve been a lot worse. Here’s what happened.
Per British media reports, the 56-year-old Atkinson, an avid sports car enthusiast who races in his spare time, was driving his McLaren F1 supercar when he lost control of the vehicle on a wet road and smashed into a tree and then a lamppost around 7:30 p.m. outside of Haddon, a hamlet 85 miles north of London. No other cars were involved in the accident.