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Tracy Morgan Suing Walmart; Blames Company For Car Crash

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Tracy Morgan is recovering from his car accident — in fact, he just left rehab, according to TMZ, which is great news — and now he’s suing Walmart, blaming the company for the crash. The man who hit the limo Mr. Morgan was riding in was impossibly tired, and Morgan blames the company for overworking him. From TMZ:

Morgan filed suit in New Jersey alleging the company should never have allowed truck driver Kevin Roper to drive for nearly 10 hours straight after being awake for more than 24 hours.

The suit — reported in the NY Post — claims Tracy sustained, “severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation.”

According to the lawsuit … Roper had driven 700 miles from his home to the Walmart distribution center before beginning his fatal drive. One person died when Roper was tooling along in his tractor-trailer at 65 in a 45 MPH zone and slammed into the SUV.

I think this is very interesting that he’s holding the company accountable and not the driver. What do you think of this?

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Tracy Morgan won’t need leg amputation after surgery

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Tracy Morgan was critically injured in an accident on the NJ Turnpike this past weekend, and rumours were circulating that he may need to have his leg amputated due to the extent of his injuries. However, his rep has now confirmed that while he’s undergone surgery and will face a long recovery time, he will keep both of his legs.

From People:

“Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fianceé Megan is by his side,” according to a statement to PEOPLE. “As we shared yesterday, Tracy had surgery on his broken leg.”

“This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time,” his rep’s statement continues.

Such a shame that this happened – the driver, who’s been arrested, apparently admitted that he hadn’t slept in 24 hours before getting behind the wheel. Now, of course, one person is dead and two others (besides Tracy) are gravely injured. It’s not worth driving wherever it is you need to go when you’re in no condition to do so.

Here’s hoping everyone recovers soon!

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Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a serious accident in NJ

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Tracy Morgan was driving on a New Jersey highway on Saturday morning when he was involved in a six car pile-up. A semi-truck crashed into Morgan’s limo bus in which he was traveling back from a comedy show, leading to one death and up to five people in critical condition, including Tracy himself. Luckily, the driver responsible has been arrested, but it’s still a very serious situation.

From E! News:

On Saturday afternoon, a local prosecutor and a state police official said in a statement obtained by E! News that Kevin Roper, a 35-year-old truck driver from Georgia, has been charged with charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in connection with the accident, following a preliminary investigation. He was jailed on a $50,000 bond and has not commented.

The statement said James McNair, who was riding with Morgan, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old is also a comedian, known by the stage name Jimmy Mack.

Authorities added that Morgan and another passenger, a 36-year-old Connecticut man, were airlifted to the hospital and that the two and another 43-year-old New Jersey man remain in critical condition. A fourth passenger was treated and released. Authorities have not disclosed the names of the other crash survivors. No other injuries were reported.

Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for Tracy and everyone else involved in the crash!

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