Morgan Freeman

At around 11:30 p.m. last night, Morgan Freeman, 71, and a passenger were “injured in a serious car acident in Mississippi” reports TMZ. Freeman, while responsive, was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis.

Freeman’s condition is unknown, but state troopers tell us he was talking at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. The condition of an unidentified female passenger in the car also is unknown.

WHBQ further reports:

According to Bill Luckett, Freeman’s friend and business partner, Freeman was sitting up and talking. The details of his injuries have not been released.

Sources say Freeman “broke several ribs and injured his knee.” It is believed he was driving on Highway 32 when he lost control and flipped his car.

I can only assume this was the result of a lost contact. They should print warning labels on those things. How many more have to suffer because of this menace?

[Morgan Freeman at the second annual “Pathfinders to Peace” Gala honoring Morgan Freeman, Mira Sorvino and Marc Ecko at Cipriani in New York. Image via Splash News.]