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Old 08-04-2008, 01:57 PM
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Morgan Freeman injured

Actor Morgan Freeman is injured in car accident
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JACKSON, Miss. - Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was injured in a car accident late Sunday night and is in a hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Stringer said Freeman, 71, is in serious condition. The hospital is about 90 miles north of the accident scene in rural Tallahatchie County in the Mississippi Delta.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ben Williams confirmed Freeman was in a wreck shortly before midnight Sunday, but said he was still gathering information and had few details Monday.

Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, said he arrived at the accident scene on Mississippi Highway 32 soon after it happened about 4 miles west of Charleston, not far from where Freeman owns a home with his wife.

McFerrin said it appeared that Freeman's car was airborne went it left the highway and landed in a ditch.

"They had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle," McFerrin said. "He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point."

McFerrin said bystanders converged on the scene trying to get a glimpse of the actor.

When one person tried to snap a photo with a cell phone camera, Freeman joked, "no freebies, no freebies," McFerrin said.

The hospital where Freeman is being treated is commonly known as The Med, and is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:17 PM
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From what I know about him he's a pretty good guy I hope he's OK.

I guess he take total a nice car and survive off his bucket list.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:18 PM
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:21 PM
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Always liked him,hope he pulls through.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:23 PM
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He's a great actor and seems like a genuinely nice man. I hope he is okay.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:25 PM
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Sounds like he was OK when they pulled him out.

Miss Daisy, however...
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:30 PM
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I hope he is OK.



He has done soooo much good work off the screen...
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:39 PM
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Driving Miss Daisy is one of my all time favorite movies.

I hope he makes a full recovery.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:42 PM
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Hopefully he'll be fine. I've been a fan ever since his days as "Easy Reader" on "The Electric Company"

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Old 08-04-2008, 04:09 PM
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I hope he's okay too!

I did a FedEx courier ride once down at the Oxford, MS station, and the guy I rode with delivered to his house in Jackson. He was out of town that day though.

His hired help acted as though they were God's gift to the Freeman estate though...
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:16 PM
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Why is he driving a 1997 Maxima? That's the car he was driving during his accident.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:21 PM
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Why is he driving a 1997 Maxima? That's the car he was driving during his accident.
Not all wealthy people feel the need to show off their wealth. Either that or it wasn't his car.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:35 PM
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Why is he driving a 1997 Maxima? That's the car he was driving during his accident.
Ever been in Jackson, MS? Other than the university, it's a very rural area. His home there reflects the same unassuming rural character. Cruising the roads in a Bentley wouldn't help keep his low-key demeanor...
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:27 PM
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Just like the night his good friend Andy Dufresne had, it proved to be the longest night of his life........ohhhh....Andy...

I hope he gets well soon!
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Regardless, you work hard all your life, you have talent, you're sixty something years old and you got the money. Don't need to be ballin' in a Bentley, just figured he'd own a newer Camry or something.
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