Nickelodeon starlet Miranda Cosgrove was injured in a bizarre early morning accident today when her tour bus crashed into a tractor-trailer while traveling through Illinois.
The extra bad news: The injury means she's indefinitely postponing her current concert tour.
The good news: Hers is only a minor injury and she's expected to make a full recovery. Here's the deal…
The accident took place earlier this morning just outside of Vandalia, Ill., when the 18-year-old's tour bus struck part of a tractor-trailer that had already overturned on the interstate and was blocking one of the lanes.
According to local reports, two drivers had stopped to help the driver of the tractor-trailer, who was stuck in the overturned vehicle. It was while they were offering highway assistance that Miranda's bus cruised by and clipped the vehicle. All told, five or six people suffered injuries and two people were even helicoptered to a nearby hospital. Among those more seriously injured were the truck's driver, Phillip Carter, and bus driver Rodney McClure.
Of the people on Cosgrove's tour bus, at least three were taken to a hospital.
"There were five passengers on the bus, and Miranda suffered a broken ankle," her rep said in a statement to E! News this morning.
There's no word on the extent of the other injuries sustained by bus passengers, though the prognosis is good.
"At this time, we are told everyone will be fine. Because of this, her tour is postponed until further notice. Miranda thanks everyone for their understanding and support."
The iCarly star had just finished performing in Ohio last night and was en route to Kansas, where she was due to take the stage tomorrow.