American Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is in a serious condition in a Tennessee hospital following a car accident in Tallahatchie County in the Mississippi Delta. The 71-year-old actor was flown into the hospital by air ambulance. A statement from the Mississippi Highway Patrol is expected soon.
Reports say that Freeman, who was driving, and an unidentified female were in a car when it flipped over several times just before 12:00 a.m. Monday morning. The condition of the female is not yet known after the car accident.
One of the stars of the recent film The Dark Knight, Freeman is currently being treated at Memphis regional Medical Center. Spokeswoman Kathy Stringer says that "Freeman is in a serious condition", but the extent of his injuries are not known. The hospital, known locally as "The Med" is an acute care facility for up to 150 patients.
Reported by WIKINEWS
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