Tracy Morgan Is "Still Struggling" Two months After Car Crash, Attorney Confirms
The comedian's attorney, Benedict Morelli, appeared on NBC's 'Today Show' to give an update on his client's recovery.
Tracy Morgan is apparently "still struggling" to fully recover after he was involved in a fatal car accident on June 7th on the New Jersey Turnpike. Following the crash, Morgan remained in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for two weeks, and was then transported to a rehabilitation facility for a further three weeks.
Morgan is "still struggling" to recover from the multiple injuries he sustained in the crash
Despite undergoing five weeks of intense treatment after suffering a broken nose, broken ribs, and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a broken femur, Morgan is still healing from his injuries and has a very long way to go.
The '30 Rock' star's attorney, Benedict Morelli, appeared on the 'Today Show' Monday morning (Aug 11th), to give a detailed update of his client's current condition. "He's still struggling, but he's a fighter and he's had issues before that he's fought through, and he's fighting hard," Morelli told Matt Lauer.
Morgan, who was travelling in a limo bus when a Walmart tuck crashed into it at the start of last month, barely survived the multiple car pileup, but his mentor, 63-year-old James McNair, tragically died in the accident.
The man behind the wheel of the Walmart truck, Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, pleaded not guilty to one count of vehicular homicide and four counts of assault by auto, during his first court appearance at Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on June 11th.
"[Roper] works for Walmart, and I'm going to show, if I have to in court, that that's the culture, that that's what they set up," Morelli continued. "They know and, by the way, he isn't the only driver that drives hundreds of miles to get to work. They have to make sure that this doesn't happen."
Morgan's mentor, and friend, James McNair died in the crash
According to a criminal complaint filed by New Jersey State Police driver caused the accident by driving his truck "without having slept for a period in excess of 24 hours."
Morgan's legal papers argue that Roper fell asleep moments before impacting with their limo bus. The driver is currently out of jail on $50,000 bail, but if convicted of all charges he will face up to 15 years in prison.