Posts tagged as car accidents

Tracy Morgan's Lawyer Says He's "Still Struggling" After Accident

Despite the hopeful update on Tracy Morgan standup Neal Brennan shared last week, Morgan's lawyer wants to make it clear that the former 30 Rock and SNL star still has a long way to go in the recovery process — and a big part of that process will include his lawyer making sure Walmart takes full responsibility for the June accident that injured Morgan and friends and killed his writing partner and mentor James McNair. Appearing on Today this morning, Morgan's lawyer Benedict Morelli noted that his client is "still struggling, but he's a fighter and he's had issues before that he's fought through and he's [...]

Tracy Morgan Remains in Critical Condition After Fatal Car Wreck

While traveling home in a limo van from a show in Delaware late Friday night, Tracy Morgan and his crew of passengers including Morgan's writing partner James McNair and standups Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were hit by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike in what resulted in a six-car accident, which tragically killed McNair, injured Fuqua and Stanton, and left Morgan in critical condition with broken ribs as well as a broken nose, leg, and femur. "He has been more responsive, which is an incredibly encouraging sign," Morgan's publicist announced on Sunday following Morgan's leg surgery. "We expect him to remain in the hospital for [...]

Tracy Morgan Files Lawsuit Against Walmart After Leaving Rehabilitation Center

Over a month after being involved in a fatal car wreck that resulted in multiple injuries and the death of his mentor and writing partner James McNair, Tracy Morgan has not only made enough physical progress to leave rehab and move back home, but according to the LA Times he's also filed a lawsuit against Walmart for negligence with the tractor trailer driver who caused the accident. According to the lawsuit, "Walmart knew or should have known" that driver Kevin Roper — who has pled not guilty to one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto — had been awake for over [...]

Dick Van Dyke Safely Escaped a Fiery Car Accident Yesterday

Dick Van Dyke nearly lost his life yesterday in an accident while driving but is luckily all right. The 87-year-old comedic actor was driving on a Los Angeles freeway last night when the engine of his Jaguar suddenly caught on fire. He was rescued in the nick of time by another driver, one Jason Pennington, who TMZ says, "saw a car full of smoke on the side of the road … and an elderly man hunched over at the wheel … and ran over to discover Dick Van Dyke struggling inside." Pennington pulled Van Dyke from the car "as flames tore through the engine."

Van Dyke was slightly disoriented [...]

Tracy Morgan's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Fair Following June 7 Accident

It's been a little over a week since Tracy Morgan and his crew of passengers were involved in a fatal car accident that tragically killed Morgan's mentor and writing partner James McNair, but thankfully some positive updates are beginning to trickle in. The New York Times reports that Morgan's condition has now gone from critical to fair after sustaining injuries including a broken leg, nose, and ribs, and according to his publicist "his personality is certainly starting to come back as well." Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea has also been upgraded from critical to fair condition, which gives hope that Morgan and his family, friends, and fans only [...]