Tracy Morgan suing Walmart for negligence

By Drum Digital
12 July 2014

Us actor Tracy Morgan suing Walmart after car crash: report   

US actor Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart for negligence, after being badly injured last month when one of the retail giant's trucks rear-ended his stretch limousine, CNN reported Saturday.

The crash on a New Jersey highway killed Morgan's friend and fellow comic James McNair and injured other passengers in the vehicle.

"The defendants' negligence was a substantial contributing factor in causing plaintiffs' injuries," CNN said, quoting from the complaint filed in court on Thursday.

Morgan, 45, was critically injured in the crash, suffering broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg.

The accident occurred when the Emmy-nominated former star of "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus was heading home from a stand-up performance in the East Coast state of Delaware.

CNN and other US news media quoted a Walmart statement calling the accident "a terrible tragedy."

"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 statement read.

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