Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in an automobile accident Tuesday in Charlotte, according to multiple reports.
The Charlotte Observer first reported the initial details of the two-car crash. The newspaper also reported Newton was injured in the wreck. The quarterback was taken to the hospital around 12:50 p.m. ET, according to the paper.
Jonathan Jones, who covers the Panthers for the Charlotte Observer, was one of the first reporters on the scene. He tweeted this about Newton’s reported condition.
[tweet https://twitter.com/jjones9/status/542379846249115649 align=’center’]
Jones also shared these photos.
[tweet https://twitter.com/jjones9/status/542376801247301632 align=’center’]
[tweet https://twitter.com/jjones9/status/542377797360963584 align=’center’]
UPDATE (1:19 p.m.): The Panthers confirmed Newton was in a car accident.
[tweet https://twitter.com/Panthers/status/542382893087993857 align=’center’]
UPDATE (1:24 p.m.): The Charlotte Observer just tweeted this photo and update.
[tweet https://twitter.com/theobserver/status/542382212298326016 align=’center’]
UPDATE (1:28 p.m.): WBTV in Charlotte is now reporting that Newton was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
[tweet https://twitter.com/WBTV_News/status/542382531040276481 align=’center’]
UPDATE (1:40 p.m.): The full extent of Newton’s injuries are still unclear, but NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport just reported Newton’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
[tweet https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/542387677534773249 align=’center’]
UPDATE (2:28 p.m.): The early news is optimistic for Newton.
[tweet https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/542400152204771328 align=’center’]
UPDATE (2:52 p.m.): Panthers owner Jerry Richardson visited Newton at the hospital, where he said his quarterback is in “good shape.”
[tweet https://twitter.com/josephperson/status/542404207114846209 align=’center’]