Reality television star Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her family members were injured Monday night when a car driven by patriarch Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson was hit by another vehicle at an intersection.
The family was attempting to turn left on a green light near their home in McIntyre, Georgia, when another driver ran a red light and hit them.
Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon told TMZ that she suffered severe chest bruises, Alana had a headache, Sugar Bear had a contusion on his back and Mama June Shannon injured her back.
Several family members were transported to an area hospital in an SUV driven by their bodyguard shortly after Mama June refused transport to a different medical facility by EMT's who were dispatched to the scene.
Mama June, 34, issued this statement: "As many of you have heard, we were in a car accident last night. 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."
She added, "As always we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes."
TLC network will premiere the third season of the family reality show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' on January 16, 2014 at 9/8 Central.
The colorful family recently faced off against 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro and his family during a celebrity segment on the popular game show 'Family Feud' with host Steve Harvey.
During the taping, Harvey chided Honey Boo Boo, "What you ain't gonna do is come on my show and be more crazy than me!" She responded knowingly, "We're way more crazier than you!"
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