12:31 PM PT -- Cam suffered two "transverse fractures" in his lower back and will remain in the hospital overnight ... according to the Carolina Panthers.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was hospitalized after his truck was flipped over in a car wreck Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Officials say two cars were involved in the wreck ... Cam's truck and a sedan ... which collided on a bridge right in front of Bank of America Stadium where the Panthers play.
Cam was seen on his back on the side of the bridge where the accident took place ... grimacing in pain. Several people were seen tending to the 25-year-old QB.
We're told Cam kept trying to stand up after the accident ... but couldn't ... and eventually relented and waited for help to arrive.
Multiple emergency vehicles raced to the scene. Cam reportedly told paramedics he did NOT want to be transported to the hospital ... but eventually gave in.
He was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance which rushed him to a nearby hospital.
As for the condition of the other driver, officials tell us the person was also transported to the hospital -- but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
A witness at the scene tells TMZ Sports ... Newton was "t-boned" from the left side, swerved, and then flipped over.
The witness says he observed Cam crawling out of the back window of the truck ... he walked over to the curb and laid down.
The witness says, "Cam didn't blow any lights or stop signs" and believes Cam had the right of way through the intersection where he was struck.
Story developing ...
MLB Star Pablo Sandoval
On Pimp'd Out Range Rover
12/7/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pablo Sandoval's sick car collection just got $200,000 sicker ... 'cause the S.F. Giants super star just tricked out his brand new Range Rover ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Sandoval took his '14 Avorza Range Rover Sport to The Auto Firm in Miami ... where they hooked it up with a Lumma wide body kit and 22-inch Avorza AV7 rims.
We spoke with Auto Firm honcho Alex Vega -- who's done work for stars like Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez -- who tells us Sandoval owns several Range Rovers ... but wanted this one to stand out.
Check out the clip of Sandoval seeing his ride for the first time -- you can tell he's fired up ... and says it's his "favorite" of all his whips.
Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green
Hit by Drunk Driver
12/5/2014 4:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green had a rough Thursday night, when they were sideswiped near Mulholland Drive by a drunk driver.
We're told Brian was driving a Range Rover at 9:30 PM when a Mini Cooper going in the opposite direction crossed over the yellow line and somewhat violently sideswiped them ... enough to blow a tire. The Mini Cooper spun around and eventually stopped.
Brian called the cops, they came and arrested the Mini driver. Our law enforcement sources say the 35-year-old guy was twice the legal limit.
Megan and Brian were not hurt.
Giant Douchemobile Attracts Chicks ...
But Also Cops
12/4/2014 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Most Interesting Man on Instagram got nailed by cops who found Dan Bilzerian's tricked out 6x6 off-road truck a little too interesting to be street legal.
Bilzerian got pulled over by a LA. County Sheriff's deputy the other day ... on his way to catch a private jet to Miami for Art Basel. The ticket? DWD -- driving while douchey.
Okay, that's not entirely accurate -- he was actually nailed for having off-road lighting on his massive customized Mercedes G Wagon ... which is a no-no when driving ON roads.
We're told it's a $300 fix-it ticket -- and we're pretty sure Dan will pay that everyday. As long as the SUV (a BRABUS B63S 6x6 700) keeps helping him pull chicks like it did in Hollywood the other night.
'The Fosters' Star
Jake T. Austin Beats
Hit and Run Rap
12/4/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Fosters" star Jake T. Austin was found NOT GUILTY in his criminal hit and run case ... and he didn't even have to show up in court.
Austin was charged with hitting 3 parked cars in November 2013, and then fleeing the scene. Witnesses say before leaving they saw him chuck a Ciroc vodka bottle out of the car and order an Uber to leave before cops arrived.
But the judge who heard the case concluded even though he fled he reported the incident to cops within a reasonable time.
Translation -- IF he was drinking, he couldn't be charged with DUI because cops never encountered him and by reporting the accident he protected himself from a hit and run conviction.
Wonder if Uber was his first or second call after the crash.
I'm So Broke
I'm Selling My Car Tires
12/3/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- who was once rolling in cash -- is now so desperate for money he's literally selling the tires off his car.
Sitch is auctioning off the custom wheels on his Ferrari on eBay. There's a good reason he needs the money ... he owes millions in taxes and is being criminally prosecuted for tax fraud.
Under the category "every little bit counts," there have been 67 bids at the time of this post and the frontrunner is willing to shell out $4,050.
He wants more than that before he parts with the rubber, but unclear how much.
It has not been a very Goodyear.
My Ferrari Got
12/3/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Dream got his gorgeous red Ferrari accessorized ... with a snappy yellow contraption.
The car was booted at the Colony Square Mall in Atlanta on Monday ... it appears he had unpaid tickets and under the law in the ATL, 3 or more delinquent citations will get you das boot.
The Dream didn't seem to mind much ... he laughed it off. He got on the phone, paid the tickets and a friendly parking authority officer came by and removed the clamp.
Over Skateboarding Ruckus
12/2/2014 6:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber pissed off another neighborhood Monday night ... with the help of a half-dozen buddies and a couple of skateboards.
Justin was in Downtown L.A. for the Clippers game, and afterwards he and his friends took to the streets and began weaving in and out of traffic on their skateboards.
A pissed off motorist called the cops and said Bieber and his crew were snarling traffic and creating a hazard.
By the time cops arrived ... Biebs had wheeled out.
Fun Fact ... based on what we know, the whole egging incident with his Calabasas neighbor occurred after Bieber and his friends were drinking in his backyard and doing tricks on his skateboard ramp.
'Operation Repo' Star
Nabs Car Chase Suspect ...
You're Welcome, Cops!
12/1/2014 8:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The star of "Operation Repo" was Johnny-on-the-spot ... ending a L.A. car chase by blocking the fleeing suspect until cops could arrive -- but no one recognized him due to his extreme weight loss.
Lou Pizarro played the hero at the end of the chase -- which, of course was televised (this is L.A.) -- when the suspected car thief abandoned the vehicle ... and tried to run away on foot.
Pizarro -- who's been hauling in vehicles on 'Repo' for 8 years -- happened to be in the right place with the famous red pickup truck he uses on the show. Pizarro made a hard right turn to pin the suspect up against a fence ... allowing cops to catch up to the guy.
Here's the thing ... local news talked to Pizarro after the chase, but never recognized the TruTV star -- probably because he's half the man he used to be. We're told Lou's dropped about 150 pounds after getting a gastric sleeve 15 months ago!
Way to go, not-so-big guy.
Lil Wayne's Daughter
16 Candles and ...
TWO Freakin' CARS!!
12/1/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne's Daughter
My Mom Bought the Ferrari
12/1/2014 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne and his ex Toya Wright battled for their daughter's affection this weekend -- and Toya was the clear winner ... because she got their daughter a much cooler ride.
As we previously reported ... Weezy's daughter Reginae Carter was gifted two cars for her 16th birthday -- a Ferrari GTO and a BMW SUV -- but the big question, which parent bought which ride?
Sources close to the family tell us Toya and her husband Memphitz purchased the GTO ... and they had Wayne's blessing before making the purchase.
We're told Wayne, Toya and Memphitz all agreed Reginae was a capable driver who could handle such a powerful car -- even though her day-to-day whip will be the BMW Weezy bought.
Beats having to borrow the family car.
SUV Skids, Hits Median, Tires Blow
12/1/2014 6:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Angelina Jolie had a big scare Sunday when her SUV skidded on an oily L.A. road, hitting a median and blowing 2 tires.
Jolie was on the way home from a screening of her new film, "Unbroken." The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept tells TMZ ... the driver was on Santa Monica Blvd when he lost control. The impact was significant when the SUV hit the median and according to one report at least one tire exploded after slamming into the curb.
Someone in Jolie's camp called the cops because they felt she was being harassed by paparazzi. By the time deputies arrived, Jolie had left in another vehicle.
It appears she's okay.
'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams
I Lost My Sugar Daddy
Now I'm Losing My Rolls
12/1/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams derailed her own gravy train ... and now she has to ditch her $300,000 Rolls-Royce if she wants to keep living in the lap of luxury.
Sources close to Porsha tell TMZ ... the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star has been getting ridiculously expensive gifts -- like the Rolls -- from a mystery sugar daddy. But we're told the dude (who's married) got fed up with her posting pics of the swag, and cut her off.
Our sources say Porsha's selling the RR because she needs a quick cash injection. It's not that she's broke -- she's still pulling in 6-figures from "RHOA" -- but since the BF cash flow has dried up ... she's suddenly gotta pay for more stuff ... like meals.
Porsha's take on losing the Rolls? She told us, "I'm trading up with the new year coming up." Unclear if she's referring to cars, men ... or both.