Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is recovering in hospital after a car crash in Mississippi over the weekend.

The car the star was driving left the road and rolled over several times; no other vehicles were involved in the accident and police have ruled out alcohol as a factor.

Freeman's spokesperson, Donna Lee, said his injuries included a broken arm, a broken elbow and "minor shoulder damage."
She said Freeman was in good spirits and was "looking forward to a full recovery".

Freeman had to be pried from the wreckage of the car and was treated beside the ambulance.

When he noticed onlookers taking photos on camera phones, he joked: "No freebies, no freebies."

A friend of Freeman's was a passenger in the car; the extent of her injuries is not known.

Freeman can currently be seen on cinema screens in 'The Dark Knight'.

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