Freeman injured in car accident BBC News Online Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is in hospital after being injured in a car accident in Mississippi. The 71-year-old Dark Knight star is in a serious condition, according to staff at Memphis's Regional Medical Center. Ashley Norris, manager of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale - which is owned by Freeman - confirmed the actor had been in an accident. A spokesman for Mississippi highway Patrol, where the crash happened, said a statement would be released shortly. US reports suggested that state police had said the star was talking at the scene of the accident and was airlifted to hospital. Freeman won a best supporting actor Oscar for boxing drama Million Dollar Baby in 2005, and has twice been nominated in the leading actor category - for The Shawshank Redemption in 1995 and Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. Freeman's other film credits include Se7en, Unforgiven and the rebooted Batman franchise.