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.
The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes near Interchange 14 in Newark.
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.
The accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger on his limo bus was one of hundreds of crashes involving Walmart trucks in the past two years.
One man was killed and three people were injured when a car driven by an accused drunken driver struck a concrete barrier on the New Jersey Turnpike in northern New Jersey.
The man was struck at around 1:15 p.m. in the northbound express lanes in Englewood.
New Jersey State Police say the crash occurred late Thursday morning in Mount Laurel and involved two tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles.
A female driver was injured in the crash, police said. A small child was also in the car and was taken away via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries, CBS 2’s Joe Biermann reported.
New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Joe Orlando said the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway were both in good shape, in part because travelers heeded warnings and stayed off the roads overnight.
The eastern spur of the N.J. Turnpike has been reopened in the southbound direction after an accident Friday morning in Ridgefield left two people dead.
Police have identified the driver of a pickup truck killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash that snarled traffic in northern New Jersey for hours.
An NJ Turnpike spokesman said all lanes have reopened following a multivehicle crash that killed one person and shut down southbound lanes of the turnpike’s outer roadway on Wednesday.