Tracy Morgan sues Walmart
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, July 14, 2014
Newark, N.J. – Comedian Tracy Morgan filed suit against Wal-Mart in New Jersey federal court last week in the wake of a last month’s crash that killed another passenger and left Morgan critically injured, according to a report from Reuters.
Morgan’s complaint alleges that the retailer was negligent in regard to the June crash and knew or should have known its truck driver, Kevin Roper, had been awake for over 24 hours, a violation of federal regulations intended to prevent driver fatigue. The suit also alleges that Roper commuted more than 700 miles from his Georgia home to a Wal-Mart distribution center in Delaware before his shift.
The former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star was released from a rehab facility over the weekend. He suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when his limo was hit from behind on June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed comedian James McNair and injured passenger Jeffrey Millea.