TMZ has learned that Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman has been injured in a serious car accident in Mississippi.
Cops tell us the "Dark Knight" star was in a one car accident around 11:30 PM last night north of the small town of Ruleville. He was airlifted from the accident scene to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. We're told alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the wreck, news of which was first reported by MediaTakeout.
Freeman's condition is unknown, but state troopers tell us he was talking at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. The condition of an unidentified female passenger in the car is also unknown.
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Morgan Freeman in Serious Condition After Car Accident
By Marla Lehner
Morgan Freeman is in serious condition after being involved in a car accident in Mississippi late Sunday night.
The 71-year-old Oscar winner, who currently costars in the blockbuster The Dark Knight, was driving in Tallahatchie County when the accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Mississippi Highway Patrol public affairs officer Sgt. Williams tells PEOPLE.
A passenger, whose name was not released, was also in the car with Freeman.
The actor was airlifted from the accident scene to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, where a spokesperson says Freeman is currently in serious condition.
"All I can say is one word: His condition is serious," says Kathy Stringer, the hospital rep. She had no information on a possible other passenger from the vehicle.
Calls to Freeman's rep were not immediately returned.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHBQ FOX13 myfoxmemphis.com) -- -- Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman has been injured in a serious car accident in Mississippi.
According to police reports, the "Dark Knight" star was in a one-car accident around 11:30pm Sunday night north of the small town of Ruleville. Freeman was on his way home to Charleston when the wreck happened.
He was airlifted from the accident scene to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. According to Freeman's publicist, Morgan has suffered a broken shoulder and arm and appears to be in a bit of pain.
We're told alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the wreck.
According to Bill Luckett, Freeman's friend and business partner, Freeman was sitting up and talking.
The condition of an unidentified female passenger in the car is unknown.
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