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Honey Boo Boo and family injured in car accident

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Honey Boo Boo and family injured in car accident

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 7, 2014

The child star of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and members of her family were injured in a bad car accident Monday night, TMZ is reporting. Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson), her mother Mama June (June Shannon), and sisters Pumpkin (Lauryn Shannon) and Jessica "Chubs" Shannon were all passengers in the car driven by father Sugar Bear (Mike Thompson), reports TMZ, using the nicknames the cast members call each other on the TLC show.

"Sources tell us ... they were at a red light, waiting to turn left," TMZ reports. "The light turned green and Sugar Bear began the turn. A guy driving a truck was allegedly speeding in the opposite direction with his lights off and crashed into them.
"Members of the family were taken to a local hospital ... an ambulance showed up, but Mama June tells TMZ ... the EMTs were going to take them to a hospital they didn't like so they went to another hospital in an SUV driven by their bodyguard.
"Pumpkin says Sugar Bear has a contusion on his back, Mama June has a back and neck sprain, Honey Boo Boo hit her head against a passenger window and has a headache and Pumpkin herself has severe chest bruises and is having panic attacks," reports TMZ, which quoted Mama June as saying, "We've only had that Suburban for six months and it's not even paid off yet."
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.