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Rowan Atkinson hurt in $1 million McLaren car crash




Erstwhile Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson went on another motorized misadventure, but this time instead of battling that weird three-wheeled car he always pesters, he crashed his $1 million McLaren F1 super car. Our pals at the Daily Drivers are already weeping for the vehicle. Oh, and Rowan is fine.

The Telegraph says the 56-year-old lost control of the car, which spun off the road in a town called Haddon, hit a tree and caught fire. Atkinson walked away from the crash, but was taken to the hospital and treated for a fractured shoulder blade.

The local fire department was able to put out the car, but the resale value looks to be shot. He'll probably have to star in at least one more Blackadder special to make up the difference.

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[Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2011 2:59pm]


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