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Morgan Freeman was listed in serious condition, a spokesperson for the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., tells TVGuide.com, following his involvement in a Sunday-night car accident. Freeman's passenger has been identified as Demaris Meyer, whom Freeman's business partner Bill Luckett described as a friend. Luckett said that Meyer was "in better condition than Morgan," according to the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Freeman had surgery late Monday; he suffered a broken arm and elbow, as well as minor shoulder damage. The actor "is in good spirits," his publicist, Donna Lee, told the

AP. A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson told WMC-TV (Memphis) that Freeman, 71, and his passenger were traveling eastbound on Highway 32, in Tallahatchie County, when the actor's Nissan Maxima veered off the road. As Freeman overcorrected, the vehicle flipped several times before coming to a rest. Police say that is no indication that either alcohol or drugs were involved. "They had to use the jaws of life to extract him," a witness at the rescue scene tells the AP, adding that Freeman at the time was "lucid, conscious.... talking, joking with some of the rescue workers." Freeman won the Oscar for best supporting actor in 2005 (for his role in Million Dollar Baby), and has been nominated three other times. - Matt Mitovich