Rowan Atkinson was taken to hospital after his car crashed, according to reports.

The Blackadder and Mr Bean star is believed to have suffered a shoulder injury in the incident on the A605 in Haddon, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday night.

According to reports, the 56-year-old was driving a McLaren F1 super car – at around two million pounds it’s thought to be the world’s most expensive car – when it spun around several times, ran into a tree and a lamppost and caught fire.

The actor is said to have walked from the vehicle and was with a passing motorist until emergency services arrived.

East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision at 7.30 tonight on the A605 at Haddon.”

A man was taken to hospital in Peterborough with ‘a minor shoulder injury’, a spokesman added.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We can confirm that there was a single vehicle road traffic collision at around 7.30pm on the A605.”

Firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the blaze. A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews brought the fire under control by 8.13pm. They made the vehicle safe and used one hose reel to put out the fire. There was one casualty, but he was not trapped.”

A spokesman for the star could not be reached for comment.

Atkinson, known to be a car enthusiast, recently topped the leader’s board on Top Gear’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. He told presenter Jeremy Clarkson he was keen on racing and was currently driving a 1964 Ford Falkan.