Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart after a truck of theirs being driven by Kevin Roper crashed into his limobus recently, injuring him, several others and killing his friend Jimmy Mack.
Roper has been accused of falling asleep at the wheel, thus causing an accident with Morgan’s limousine in New Jersey last month. The lawsuit has been filed on Thursday and alleges that the company should’ve known that the driver was awake for more than 24 hours. In fact, the documents state that the retail giant should’ve known that Roper’s drive from Georgia where he resides to work in Delaware was “unreasonable.”
According to the documents, “Walmart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries. As a direct and proximate result of said collision, Mr. Morgan was caused to sustain severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation.”
The plaintiff list also includes Morgan’s assistant Jeffrey Millea and comedian Ardie Fuqua. They are all seeking damages in addition to legal fees and interest. Last month, Morgan was moved to a rehab facility after his medical condition was upgraded from critical to fair. He has since been released and is recovering at his home.
The comedian was greeted by the paparazzi while leaving his home earlier today in Cresskill, New Jersey. He told the photographers, “I’m okay. I feel strong.”
Snappers applauded Morgan as he made his way around with the use of a walker, to which he smiled and waved. He told them, “Love you, thank you very much. Appreciate it.”
We are just glad that he is on the mend with no serious complications from the crash. Get well soon Tracy, we are all pulling for you!