Boston.com reports Oscar-wining “Dark Knight” actor Morgan Freeman and an as yet un-named woman were hospitalized Monday in serious condition after a car crash on a rural road in the Mississippi Delta.
Freeman appears to have lost control of his 1997 Nissan Maxima while traveling east on the two-lane highway. The vehicle then flipped several times ending upright in a ditch according to the report.
Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, said he arrived at the accident scene on Mississippi Highway 32 soon after it happened about 5 miles west of Charleston, near where Freeman, 71, owns a home with his wife.
The accident occurred shortly before midnight Sunday. “They had to use the Jaws of Life to extract him from the vehicle,” McFerrin said.
The actor was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, some 90 miles north of the accident.
A statement from Freeman’s publicist, Donna Lee, reported that the 71-year old actor ‘has a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage, but is in good spirits.’
‘He is having a little bit of surgery this afternoon or tomorrow to help correct the damage,’ Lee’s statement said adding that, ‘He says he’ll be OK and is looking forward to a full recovery.’
No details were available on the condition of the unknown woman.