Tracy Morgan is still recovering from a catastrophic car accident he suffered in June, but it’s not known yet if he will sustain any permanent injuries that will prevent him from performing again, according to his lawyer, Benedict Morelli.
“The jury’s still out,” Morelli told The New York Post. “The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer.”
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Former “30 Rock” star Morgan was left in critical condition by the six-vehicle accident caused by a Walmart tractor-trailor barreling into stopped traffic at 65 mph, which resulted in one death and four hospitalizations.
Morelli also echoed his client’s anger at Walmart faulting Morgan and his friends for not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
“These people are despicable. They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody.”
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“After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out,” Morgan said in a statement Tuesday. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back.”
Morgan and other victims of the accident filed suit in July, claiming that Walmart “knew or should have known” that the driver of the Walmart truck which caused the accident, Kevin Roper, had been awake “for more than 24 consecutive hours” prior to the accident, in violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.
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The suit claims that Roper had fallen asleep at the wheel before the crash.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the accident, Roper was driving 65 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. construction zone just prior to the crash. Roper, who was commuting from Georgia to a Walmart distribution center in Delaware at the time of the crash, has pleaded not guilty to charges of death by auto and assault by auto.