Monday, August 04, 2008

Morgan Freeman In Serious Car Crash


(CNN) -- Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was in serious condition at a Memphis hospital after being involved in a car accident Sunday night, but did not suffer any "life-threatening" injuries, according to a friend.

The Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger reported that Freeman's business partner, Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, visited Freeman at Memphis' Regional Medical Center.
"He's resting quietly and has some fractures. Nothing life-threatening. Nothing permanent," Luckett told the newspaper. "He's in good spirits, but he's in some pain."

Milla Borden, spokeswoman for the Memphis Regional Medical Center, confirmed that Freeman was a patient at the hospital.

CNN affilliate WMC of Memphis reported that Freeman was in a car accident in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, about 100 miles south of Memphis, late Sunday.
According to The Associated Press, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ben Williams said Freeman was driving a 1997 Nissan Maxima belonging to Demaris Meyer of Memphis when the car left a rural highway and flipped several times shortly before midnight Sunday.

"There's no indication that either alcohol or drugs were involved," Williams said, according to the AP. Both Freeman and Meyer were wearing seat belts, Williams reported. The woman's condition was not immediately available.

Freeman was airlifted to the hospital in Tennessee.

"They had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle," Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, Mississippi, told the AP. "He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point."

Rest of article at link above.

Let's say a few prayers for Mr. Freeman, one of the best actors out there - period.

1 comment:

The Angry Independent said...

One of my favorite actors...along with De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Poitier, D. Washington, & Gene Hackman. Loved his performances in Se7en, Lean On Me, Kiss The Girls, and Glory. I consider him part of the big 3... w/ Poitier and James Earl Jones. Along w/ Paul Robeson... these are the greatest Black actors of all-time (and some of the greatest overall regardless of race).

D. Washington, Fishburne, Whittaker, Glover, Howard Rollins, and Louis Gossett Jr are all great too...legends in their own right. But the other 3 are in a class by themselves.

I hope he is able to make a full recovery.