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Comedian Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for Fatal Crash

Hopeanne Wohlers2 years ago

Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart following a fatal accident that left one man dead and several others, including Morgan, seriously injured.

About the Tragic and Fatal Limo Collision

According to KETK, comedian Tracy Morgan was accompanied by fellow comedians James McNair and Ardley Fuqua in a private limo when a Wal-Mart truck rear-ended the limo, creating a tragic collision. Morgan’s personal assistant, Jeffrey Millea, and his wife, Krista Millea, were also in the limo at the time of the accident.

Morgan, 45, was critically injured with broken ribs, a broken nose, and a broken leg as a result of the June 7 accident. McNair was killed in the collision, and the other occupants were injured.

Morgan filed a complaint on Thursday, July 10th, through the U.S. District Court for the District New Jersey in regards to the accident. According to the complaint filed by the lawyers on behalf of Morgan and the three others, the truck driven by Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee, collided with the rear-end of Morgan’s limo bus, causing the fatal accident.

The Wal-Mart truck was reportedly traveling 20 mph over the speed limit when it rear-ended Morgan’s limo. Additionally, the driver was almost at his drive time limit, according to a preliminary report done by the National Transportation Safety Board.        

The complaint states, “The defendents’ negligence was a substantial contributing factor in causing plaintiffs’ injuries”.

Wal-Mart Driver Facing Criminal Charges

Wal-Mart made a statement regarding the “terrible tragedy” wishing full recoveries for the injured individuals: “Our thoughts continue to go out to them, their families and friends, as well as to the families and friends of everyone involved, including Mr. McNair who lost his life.”

Additionally, Wal-Mart apologized, stating, “We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved. As we’ve said, we’re cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation. We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we’re committed to doing the right thing for all involved.”

The Wal-Mart truck driver, Roper, pled not guilty in June’s hearing to the criminal charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto. 

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