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Star NFL QB Fractures Back in Car Accident


Currently in the hospital.

A Charlotte firefighter tends to Carolina Panthers NFL football quarterback Cam Newton following a two-vehicle crash not far from the team's stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheBlaze/AP) -- The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte.

Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Tuesday outside a hospital that Newton had no other internal injuries and that he would stay overnight for observation.

WSOC-TV explains what happened:

A police source told Channel 9 the other driver pulled out in front of Newton’s truck and Newton tried to avoid the other car. The impact caused Newton’s truck to flip several times.

Television footage showed Newton on a stretcher being placed in an ambulance. The Panthers said he was in fair condition at Carolinas Medical Center.

Photos from The Charlotte Observer showed the 25-year-old Newton smiling as he was attended to by an officer on the ground.

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