Honey Boo Boo and Family in Car Accident: Mama June Address "Scary Crash" in Statement

Celebrity News Jan. 7, 2014 AT 5:00PM
Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, and Chubbs Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, Sugar Bear, Pumpkin, and Chubbs were in a car accident on Jan. 6, 2014. Credit: Chris Fraticelli/TLC

Honey Boo Boo and her family are currently recovering following a major car crash in McIntyre, Georgia on Monday, Jan. 6. (TMZ was first to report this news.) As Honey Boo Boo's (Alana Thompson) father Sugar Bear (David Thompson) was making a left turn, another car slammed into them. 

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Along with Honey Boo Boo, Mama June (June Shannon), Pumpkin (Lauryn Shannon), and Chubbs (Jessica Shannon) were all in the car at the time of the accident. 

Mama June released an official statement to Us Weekly about the wreck. 

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“As many of you have heard we were in a car accident last night," she said. "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.”

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The Thompson-Shannon family claims that the other driver had the right of way, but didn't have his headlights on at the time of the crash, making it impossible for them to see the car. 

TMZ reported that a few members of the family were taken to the hospital, but there is no indication of who was injured.

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