Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was injured when his truck flipped and rolled over in a suburb of Charlotte, NC, Tuesday. The Charlotte Observer reports that Newton was able to communicate with paramedics at the scene.
UPDATE: The Associated Press reports Newton fractured bones in his lower back during the rollover.
Update II: NBC Sports reports Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his back. Transverse processes are the small bones that protrude from either side of the vertebrae. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered the same injury this season. He was out one game.
Newton will be hospitalized overnight for observation.
Tenika Watson, the transsexual who was riding in a car with the late Teddy Pendergrass when he was paralyzed during an accident, is speaking out after 32 years.
Married life must not be agreeing with Nick Gordon, whose wife is Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Gordon was charged with DUI after he was involved in a single car wreck in Roswell, a suburb just north of Atlanta.
Comedian Tracy Morgan, 45, struggled to walk with a walker while visiting the doctor in Midtown, New York City. Morgan was accompanied by his fiancee model Megan Wollover and their first child, daughter Maven. Morgan was recently released from a rehab facility after his tour bus was struck by a Walmart truck in June.
Bad luck seems to follow singer Solange Knowles wherever she goes. After fleeing NYC for New Orleans last week, Solange and boyfriend Alan Ferguson were involved in a minor car accident while heading to the Ritz-Carlton hotel to meet sister Beyonce Knowles-Carter and brother-in-law Jay Z on Friday.
A Tampa woman encountered a man with a serious case of road rage. The man began tailgating the woman for a few minutes before passing her and shooting the bird at her. But the road was slick from a recent rain, and the jerk lost control of his truck and careened off the roadway into a ditch. The woman filmed the entire scene on her cell phone and uploaded the video to the Internet. The video went viral, gaining over 6 million views on YouTube. But viewers accused her of instigating the tailgater by tapping her brakes and speeding up so he couldn’t pass her. The woman denied the accusations.
A pregnant South Carolina woman will be charged with 3 counts of attempted murder, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Ebony Wilkerson, 32, drove her family’s minivan into the ocean off Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday. Witnesses said Wilkerson rolled up the windows and told bystanders everything was fine. But her 3 children told a different story. The frantic children rolled a window down and told bystanders their mother was trying to kill them.
“She told them to close their eyes and go to sleep. She was trying to take them to a better place,” Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said. He said Wilkerson denied wanting to harm her children — ages 10, 9, and 3.