On Monday, June 1, 2015, Tracy Morgan spoke about his car accident for the first time in a year on the Today Show. Morgan spoke to Matt Lauer of the Today Show, less than a week after he settled his car crash lawsuit with Walmart regarding the crash on June 7, 2014. During this interview he discussed the car crash that nearly took his life, and paid tribute to his friend, James McNair, who died in the accident.
“Bones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal.”
According to the Today Show, Morgan and several of his friends were in a limousine returning from a performance, traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike, when they were rear-ended by a Walmart semi-truck. Morgan was severely injured in the crash. He had a broken leg, several broken ribs and severe brain trauma. Unfortunately, McNair was killed and other passengers in the limo were seriously injured. Morgan told the Today Show that “[b]ones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal.”
The Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, had not slept for more 24 hours and at the time of the accident, he was driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. As mentioned above, just last week, Walmart settled a lawsuit filed by Morgan regarding the collision. According to the Today Show, last Friday, Morgan's attorney, told Matt Lauer the process for reaching terms in the confidential settlement "was never easy."
Motor vehicle accidents like these have potential to be extremely dangerous, and in some cases, like this one, lives can be lost. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a lawyer at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident attorneys are experienced in dealing with all types of auto accident cases. Call 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation today.