Morgan Freeman in Serious Condition Following Accident

Respected Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman is in serious condition after being involved in a single-car automobile accident in Mississippi last night.

Mississippi Highway Patrol public affairs officer Sgt. Ben Williams told People that Freeman was driving with an unnamed passenger in Tallahatchie County at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Freeman’s 1997 Nissan Maxima was moving eastbound on Mississippi Highway 32. The car veered off the edge of the road and overturned several times before coming to a stop.

Freeman and the passenger were removed from the vehicle by an emergency crew, then flown to Regional Medical Center in Freeman’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

“All I can say is one word: His condition is ‘serious,’ ” says RMC hospital rep Kathy Stringer.

Morgan Freeman won an Oscar for his supporting role in 2004’s Million Dollar Baby.

Currently he’s on movie screens in The Dark Knight, a film whose cast more and more appears to be plagued by bad luck and tragedy.