The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming a fatigued Walmart truck driver for a June 7, 2014 New Jersey Turnpike crash that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.
A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides.
Driver Kevin Roper wants the judge to reconsider the decision not to delay Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart stemming from the June 7, 2014 crash.
Driver Kevin Roper had filed a motion to intervene in Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart stemming from the June 7 crash in which a Walmart truck slammed into a limo van carrying Morgan and the others home from a show in Delaware.
The motion to delay the lawsuit came from Kevin Roper, the driver of the Walmart truck police said crashed into the back of Morgan’s limo van on the New Jersey Turnpike in June.
A lawyer for Tracy Morgan said the comedian suffered a traumatic brain injury in the highway crash that almost killed him — and took the life of another comedian.
Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart Stores Inc. said in a filing Monday that Morgan his fellow passengers’ injuries were caused by their “failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device,” which it says constitutes unreasonable conduct.
Walmart says actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on the New Jersey Turnpike in June weren’t wearing seatbelts.
“He still has a long way to go,” Morgan’s publicist said in a statement Friday.
A report on the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends, said the driver of a tractor-trailer was doing 65 mph in a 45 mph construction zone before the crash.
Comedian Tracy Morgan was upgraded to fair condition Monday, nine days after a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike severely injured him and killed one of his friends.
The New York Democrat on Sunday is asking the Department of Transportation to speed up a requirement that companies and drivers use electronic logging devices to accurately log hours driven.
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is showing signs of improvement following a New Jersey highway crash that badly injured him and killed one of his friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday for a comedian killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and others.
The truck driver charged in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people pleaded not guilty at an initial court appearance Wednesday.