Monday, August 4, 2008

A spokesperson at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis told TMZ MORGAN FREEMAN'S condition is "serious" after he was injured in a car accident last night.

The 71-year-old was in a one car accident around 11:30 PM outside of Ruleville Miss. and had to be airlifted to the hospital in Memphis. Neither alchohol or drugs were suspected in the crash.

The condition of an unidentified woman in the car with the actor is still not known.


The Mississppi Highway Patrol has identified Freeman's passenger as Demaris Meyer. Freeman was driving Meyer's 1997 Nissan Maxima eastbound on Highway 32 when he ran off the edge of the road, flipping the car. Both were wearing seat belts at the time.

Cops say Freeman was coherent and talking to police and paramedics.

Freeman's rep confirms the actor broke his shoulder and arm, but expects him to make a "good" recovery.