Authorities said 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. According to reports, there were no indications of either alcohol or drugs involved and both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. The condition of Freeman’s companion is still unknown. They had to use the jaws of life to extract the actor from the vehicle. He was lucid and conscious during the extraction and was even joking with some of the rescue workers.
The hospital where Freeman is being treated is commonly known as The Med, and is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis.