MISSISSIPPI -- Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman was injured in a car accident in Mississippi late on August 3.

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According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, Freeman was driving a 1997 Maxima with a female passenger on Highway 32 when he ran off the road, over corrected, and flipped the car several times.

Both Freeman and Demaris Meyer had to be cut from the car with the Jaws of Life. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, they were both airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, known as the Med.

Meyer is from Memphis and is a Fedex employee. Her relationship with Freeman is unknown at this time.

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Freeman"s publicist says the actor will be okay. Freeman underwent surgery late Monday night to repair a broken arm, elbow, and some minor shoulder damage. He was released from the hospital Thursday.

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