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BBC Top Gear staff are reportedly suffering "PTSD" after Freddie Flintoff’s horror crash. Staff at the BBC[1] motoring show are still haunted six months after Flintoff's horror crash while filming at an aerodome last year.

One told MailOnline[2]: "The scenes were awful, something you would truly want to unsee. The idea of returning to do that kind of work again for some people is just too much.

"It has been a terribly hard time for everyone involved in the crash. Some are still struggling with it so have been signed off work." A source told The Sun: "The BBC has been keen to keep a lid on the extent of Freddie’s injuries for obvious reasons.

"The accident itself was far worse than anyone really realises — it’s hard to put into words, really; what he went through is simply unimaginable. But essentially the car turned over at speed, and Freddie — who also broke some ribs — understandably is traumatised by the whole thing.

"He’s been incredibly brave and stoical, and thankfully is getting stronger." In the wake of the horror crash, which left Flintoff injured for 45 minutes after the high-speed smash without a helmet or airbag, the BBC launched a probe into the health and safety guidelines of the hit show.

Top Gear has since been shelved by the corporation. "In March we concluded our investigation into the accident at the Top Gear Test Track in Surrey, which regrettably injured presenter Freddie Flintoff," the BBC said in a statement. "We have sincerely apologised to Freddie and continue to support him with his recovery. A health and safety review of the show is underway, in line with our procedures."

"Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning - with crew medics attending the scene immediately," the Beeb said back in December. "He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course."


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