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"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" family injured in car accident

Stars of the TLC reality series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" were injured in a car accident in Georgia on Monday.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, "Mama June," "Pumpkin" and Jessica were passengers in the car on a shopping trip, with family patriarch "Sugar Bear" behind the wheel. He reportedly started to turn and a car came through the intersection and hit their vehicle.

"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," Mama June said in a statement to EW. "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."

According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Sugar Bear suffered a contusion on his back, Mama June has a back and neck sprain, Alana hit her head against a passenger window and has a headache and Pumpkin herself has severe chest bruises and is having panic attacks.

The new season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" premieres Jan. 16 on TLC.

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