In Hollywood ride news, Morgan Freeman has been hospitalized after reportedly being involved in an accident on Sunday night. According to TMZ [or “The World Is Ending], the accident occurred around 11:30 pm on Highway 32 in Batesville, Mississippi.
Apparently, Freeman lost control of his Maxima, careened off the highway and flipped several times before coming to a stop in a ditch [let the records indicate that we took the high road and refrained from making any “Driving Miss Daisy” references…but we SO wanted to]. Both Freeman and his passenger were freed from the wreckage using the Jaws of Life. Despite the severity of the accident, after being removed from his Maxima, Freeman was still conscious and alert. After speaking to authorities, Freeman was then airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee where he is being treated for a broken shoulder and arm.
Although authorities confirmed the accident did take place, details as to its cause are still being gathered [Freeman’s car was reportedly the only one involved]. Although no evidence has been offered to support the theory one way or the other, at least one news source has eluded to the possible involvement of alcohol.
In overlooked-minor-detail news, Academy, Golden Globe, and Oscar award-winner Morgan Freeman drives a 1997 Nissan Maxima.
[Source: NY Daily News]