Tracy Morgan is looking for justice. The comedian is suing Wal-Mart in connection with the limo bus crash caused by a Wal-Mart truck driver.
Tracy Morgan and three of his fellow passengers filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey on Thursday July 10, 2014. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit states, "Walmart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries. As a direct and proximate result of said collision, Mr. Morgan was caused to sustain severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation."
Tracy, along with Krista and Jeffrey Milea, and Ardie Fuqua are suing for compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, legal fees and other things. Krista Milea was not in the limo at the time of the accident, but she is suing Wal-Mart for "loss of services" resulting from the crash.
Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper, failed to notice that the traffic had slowed on a New Jersey Turnpike. When he tried to avoid the limo bus, he slammed into the back of them. Reports say that Kevin had fallen asleep at the wheel after being awake for over 24 hours. The crash resulted in one fatality. James McNair was killed instantly in the crash.
Kevin was also speeding at the time. He was traveling at 65-mph in a section that had been reduced to 55-mph. However because of construction in the area, the speed limit was further reduced to 45-mph. The trucks alarm which warns of slow moving traffic failed to alert Kevin of the slow traffic.
Wal-Mart issued a statement, where they called the accident a "terrible tragedy." The statement said, "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."
Tracy was released from the rehabilitation center on July 12, 2014. He was featured on several episodes of "Tanked when Brett Raymer and Wayde King built Tracy a 3,000-gallon shark tank. He liked their work so much that he brought them back to build a tank for his octopus.