Academy Award-Winner Seriously Hurt in CrashPosted August 4, 2008, 12:36 pm in Entertainment
Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman has reportedly been seriously injured in a car crash -- several reports, including from MSNBC, the New York Daily News and TMZ.com, say the 71-year-old was driving the car on Sunday night in Mississippi, when his car somehow left the road, flipping several times. Police say Freeman was eastbound on Highway 32 near the town of Ruleville, and that he and a female passenger had to be rescued from the vehicle.
Rescue crews took Freeman to the hospital, where a spokesperson says he is listed in serious condition; there's been no word on the condition of his passenger.
At 71, Freeman is still very active in the acting community -- appearing recently in the blockbuster hit "The Dark Knight." He lives in Charleston, Mississippi, which is about 30 miles from the accident scene.
In 2004, Freeman won the Academy Award for his work in "Million Dollar Baby," and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best actor in "Driving Miss Daisy."
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