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12/09/2014 01:28 pm ET Updated Dec 09, 2014

Cam Newton Involved In Car Crash, Hospitalized With Lower Back Fractures

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, 25, was injured in a two-car crash on Tuesday in the Uptown area of Charlotte, as first reported by The Charlotte Observer.

Newton, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, suffered two transverse process fractures in his lower back but no other internal injuries, according to the team. The team had previously announced that Newton was in "fair" condition and would remain overnight at a local hospital for observation.

"Both Newton, who was the driver of the truck, and the driver of the sedan were taken to (a) hospital with non-life threatening injuries," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesperson Rob Tufano said, via NFL.com. "Police are continuing to investigate."

Jonathan Jones of the Observer tweeted photographs from the scene of the accident showing Newton being attended to by first responders as well as his overturned truck:

A witness claimed Newton's truck flipped four times, according to WSOC-TV reporter Mark Becker.

The Charlotte Observer tweeted a photograph of Newton following the accident while being attended attended to by a responding officer. He was conscious and appeared to be smiling in the photograph:

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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