While traveling to promote his latest film The Dark Knight [click to read], actor Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a car accident that took place Sunday night in North Mississippi.

According to reports, Freeman‘s 1997 Nissan Maxima flipped several times after Freeman over corrected the car after it veered off the edge of the road.

An emergency crew had to use the jaws of life to rescue Freeman and his passenger, they were then airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Freeman was driving with a female passenger whose condition as of now is still unknown. Currently, Freeman is listed as being in serious condition.

Freeman has appeared in a substantial number of films and has received several awards including an Academy Award for Million Dollar Baby.

The Dark Knight, Freeman‘s latest film was released on July 18.