Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a car accident on early Sunday morning in Mississippi and was transported to a Memphis, Tenn. hospital. The actor is in serious condition after the accident on late Sunday night where his car went off the road in rural Tallahatchie County, Mississippi.
Freeman and a female passenger had to be removed from the car with the jaws of life device from his 1997 Nissan Maxima. A local news editor from the Sun Sentinel who was on the scene shortly after the accident said that it appeared Freeman's car went airborne from the highway, landing in a ditch.
Freeman's remained in serious condition on Monday morning. They have not released the condition of Freeman's female passenger as of yet.
UPDATE: (2:30 PM PST) The Clarion Ledger has posted some positive news in light of Freeman's injuries sustained from the Sunday evening car accident. Here are some excerpts from the article below.
Actor Morgan Freeman suffered some broken bones in a car accident Sunday, but will recover, friends said this afternoon.
Freeman, 71, and a passenger, Demaris Meyer, age unknown, were airlifted to a Memphis hospital following a single-car accident around 11:30 pm. Meyer's condition was not immediately available.
Freeman's business partner, Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, visited with the actor at the hospital today and said Freeman will be fine.
"He's resting quietly and has some fractures. Nothing life-threatening. Nothing permanent," Luckett said. "He's in good spirits, but he's in some pain."
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has ruled out alcohol as the cause of the accident.
Freeman is listed in serious condition at the hospital. Filmmaker Paul Saltzman said Freeman suffered a broken shoulder and a broken arm and expected recovery time will be six to eight weeks.