Wal-Mart Blames Tracy Morgan for Accident Injuries

Wal-Mart Blames Tracy Morgan for Accident Injuries

Claims the comedian wasn't wearing seat belt at time of crash.

Published September 30, 2014

Tracy Morgan has been laying the groundwork for a lawsuit against the Wal-Mart Corporation following a deadly car accident with a goods truck that left the comedian in intensive care, but now the superstore is saying Morgan's own negligence may have been responsible for his injuries.

Wal-Mart has faulted Morgan for not wearing a seat belt during the night of the six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June, which left one member of Morgan's party dead. In court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Wal-Mart denied allegations of recklessness and negligence and claimed the injuries happened "by failure to wear an appropriate available seat belt restraint device."

Morgan and his attorneys claim that Wal-Mart is at fault for the accident for overworking their driver, saying "Wal-Mart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries."

Wal-Mart filed its official response to the plaintiffs' lawsuit earlier today, and the company continues to stand willing to work with Mr. Morgan and the other plaintiffs to resolve this matter," a spokesperson for the superstore says in a statement. 

Following a 10-day stay in the ICU last June, Morgan was discharged to a rehab center and later allowed to recuperate at his New Jersey home. The comedian suffered several broken bones as a result of the accident.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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