Panthers’ Cam Newton taken to hospital after crash |

Panthers’ Cam Newton taken to hospital after crash

Tom Foreman Jr.
Associated Press
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) gestures after a first down in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been taken to a hospital after being involved in an auto accident in Charlotte.

Television footage shows Newton on a stretcher being placed in an ambulance Tuesday. The accident happened one block from the Panthers stadium.

It’s unclear how badly the 25-year-old he was injured.

The Carolina Panthers tweeted that the team is closely monitoring the crash and will have more information later on Newton.

A truck was overturned on the roadway and the Charlotte Observer reports Newton was driving it. Photos from the newspaper showed Newton smiling as he was attended to by an officer on the ground. Another car also appeared to be involved in the crash and had front end damage.

Newton has 2,800 yards passing this season with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also has rushed for 425 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 4-8-1 record.

Newton, an Atlanta native, led the Auburn Tigers to a national championship.