'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' family members sustain minor injuries in car accident
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/07/2014
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo cast members Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Sugar Bear, Mama June, Pumpkin, and Jessica suffered minor injuries in a car accident Monday night.
The TLC series' stars were involved in a car crash in Georgia in which Sugar Bear -- Alana's father -- was driving, and upon making a turn, a vehicle sped through the intersection and hit their car, Entertainment Weeklyreported.
"As many of you have heard we were in a car accident last night," June said in a statement obtained by EW.
"It was really scary for us, since it was the first time any of us had ever been in a wreck. We are definitely really sore today, but our top priority is to celebrate Pumpkin's birthday. She turned 14 today and no matter how sore we feel we are going to go out and celebrate. As always we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes."
The family was taken to the hospital after the accident and everyone is reportedly "bumped and bruised."
According to TMZ, June suffered a back and neck sprain, Sugar Bear has a contusion on his back, Alana hit her head against a passenger window and had a headache, and Pumpkin's chest is bruised. Pumpkin has also allegedly experienced panic attacks since the accident.
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