The family Alana Thompson ("Honey Boo Boo"), Mama June Shannon, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, and father and driver Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson were in a car when it was blindsided by an oncoming truck that ran a red light. Only Anna Shannon was missing from the car.
No one was seriously hurt.
According to sources, the car was at a red light, waiting to turn left. After the light turned green, Mike Thompson began the turn. At that point, a person driving a truck -- who was allegedly speeding, as well -- ran the red light, crashing into the family.
Members of the family were taken by ambulance to a local hospital in McIntyre, Ga. According to a report, Mike Thompson has a contusion on his back, Mama June has back injuries of an unspecified nature, "Honey Boo Boo" herself has a headache, while Lauryn has severe chest bruises.
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," for those unaware, is a controversial reality TV show about a self-proclaimed "redneck" family and their "Toddlers and Tiaras" daughter. The show is mostly filmed in and around the family's hometown in rural McIntyre, Georgia, United States, a town in Middle Georgia east of Macon, and premiered on Aug. 8, 2012 for its first season.
Ironically, The Hollywood Reporter criticized the show and called it a "car crash." Wikipedia says:
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is a car crash, and everybody rubber-necks at a car crash, right? It's human nature. Yes, except that if you play that card, you also have to realize that human nature comes with the capacity to draw a line, to hold fast against the dehumanization and incremental tearing down of the social fabric, even if this never-ending onslaught of reality television suggests that's a losing effort. You can say no to visual exploitation.
The third season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” premieres on Jan. 16.