5 Aug 2008

US actor Morgan Freeman badly injured

3:13 pm on 5 August 2008

Oscar-winning US actor Morgan Freeman was in serious condition in a Tennessee hospital on Monday, after being injured in a road accident.

He was airlifted from the accident site in the neighbouring state of Mississippi, where he has a home, to Regional Medical Center in Tennessee.

The spokesman said Memphis-born Freeman was in serious condition, but gave no details of his injuries.

Freeman, 71, has had roles in dozens of films, won a best supporting actor Oscar for the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby, and appears in the current Batman hit, The Dark Knight.

Mississippi police said Sunday night's accident occurred in Tallahatchie County. Local media reported his vehicle rolled over several times.

TMZ.com, a celebrity website, said an unidentified female was also in the vehicle and her condition was unknown.