The Charlotte Observer is reporting that NFL quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a two-car accident on the Church Street bridge over I-277 at around 12:30 this afternoon and has been transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. We’re still awaiting word as to the extent of Newton’s injuries, however:

Photos and video from the scene show a smiling — literally — Newton being rescued from his overturned truck:

And check out the damage to the vehicle:

Scary stuff and we hope his injuries are not too severe.

We’ll update this post accordingly.