Morgan Freeman in Car Accident…


Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in car accident



Police say actor’s car left Mississippi highway and flipped several times

MSNBC News Services
Mon., Aug. 4, 2008

Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a car accident in Mississippi on Sunday night according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.


Police report that Freeman, 71, was driving eastbound on Highway 32 near the town of Ruleville, Miss., around 11:30 p.m. when his car left the road and flipped several times.


Police say Freeman and a female passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle and the actor was flown to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., where spokeswoman Kathy Stringer said he was listed in serious condition. There was no word on the condition of the passenger.


The hospital, commonly known as The Med, is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis.


Ashley Norris, manager of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, that is owned by Freeman, confirmed the actor was in a wreck. Norris said she had no other details. is reporting that state troopers said The Dark Knight star was talking at the scene of the accident and that a friend of the actor’s said Freeman was sitting up and talking at the hospital.




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