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Monday, August 04, 2008

Damn.....Actor Morgan Freeman in Serious Condition from Auto Collision

This just in, courtesy of CBS News:

(CBS) Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman was injured in car accident in Mississippi and is in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital.

Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Stringer says Freeman is in serious condition.

The hospital, commonly known as The Med, is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis.

Initial reports said Freeman was air-lifted to the Med in critical condition.

Ashley Norris, manager of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale that is owned by Freeman, confirmed the actor was in a wreck. Norris said she had no other details.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports Freeman's car went off Highway 32 near in Tallahatchie County and flipped several times.

A woman who was in the car was also taken to the Med.

The WREG-TV Web site reports Freeman may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The popular actor, 71, with an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern cinema. He is currently appearing in the blockbuster Batman film "The Dark Knight."

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