Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a two vehicle accident this morning in Charlotte, as his truck flipped 4 times before he was put into an ambulance on a stretcher, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer.

The Charlotte Observer also cites a witness claiming Newton was "alert" but "in pain", while CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano told the Observer Newton does not have life threatening injuries.

The Carolina Panthers released the following statement regarding the accident.

"We are closely monitoring the situation of a car wreck involving Cam Newton. We will have more information at an appropriate time."

UPDATE: According to the following tweets from Steve Crump and Ed Werder, Newton appears to be okay.

UPDATE: Panthers release statement saying Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back from today's vehicle accident.

In the first photo below, Newton is seen smiling and aware as he's being examined for injury.