The 56-year-old actor/gearhead is believed to have lost control of his McLaren F1 on an apparently wet road, spun out, and then hit a tree and a lamppost. He is said to be suffering a shoulder injury and was treated at a local hospital. No one else was involved in the accident.
Atkinson's "supercar" has a top speed of 230 mph. He previously damaged it in a 1999 accident with another vehicle.