Cam Newton in fair condition after car crash, NFL star quarterback was injured Tuesday morning when his car flipped on a bridge overpass, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Cam Newton, who plays for the Carolina Panthers, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The Carolina Panthers tweeted that Newton has “two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no other internal injuries.” Newton will remain in the hospital overnight for observation.
According to reports, the crash involved Newton’s truck and one other vehicle. Newton’s truck was flipped on its side, and he was photographed being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher. From The Charlotte Observer (the Dodge truck is the car Newton was driving):
A witness, Tony Douglas, said he was walking on Church Street toward the Transportation Center when he saw a Buick sedan and the Dodge truck collide.
Douglas said the truck was heading south on Church and the sedan was crossing Church from Hill Street when they hit.
The truck flipped several times, he said, coming to rest on its passenger side. Douglas said he ran to the truck and saw the quarterback inside.
The damage to his truck was extensive:
Cam Newton's car overturned just above I 277 pic.twitter.com/i5UjckyfbF
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