The American actor Morgan Freeman is reported to have been seriously injured in a bad car accident in Mississippi last night. The 71-year-old Academy Award-winner was airlifted to hospital from the crash scene to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. An unidentified woman passenger was also in the car. Highway Patrol said the vehicle had left the road and flipped several times. According to US news outlets, the latest word was that Freeman was sitting up in hospital and talking.