Freeman was driving a 1997 Nissan Maxima belonging to Demaris Meyer of Memphis when the car left a rural highway and flipped several times shortly before midnight Sunday. It has been reported there's no indication that either alcohol or drugs were involved and he and his passenger were wearing seat belts. Freeman was airlifted to the hospital in Tennessee. It appeared that Freeman's car was airborne when it left the highway and landed in a ditch.
Freeman won an Oscar for his role in "Million Dollar Baby." His screen credits also include "The Shawshank Redemption," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "The Dark Knight," now in theaters. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., but spent much of his childhood in the Mississippi Delta. He is a co-owner of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. Here's wishing Mr. Freeman a speedy recovery.