Comedian Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Car Crash
Tracy Morgan's attorney says the actor is having a hard time recovering from the June car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left fellow comedian James "Uncle Jimmy Mack" McNairof Peekskill dead.
Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger newspaper that Morgan appears to be making progress, but it will be a month before he is assessed "cognitively." Morelli also says that Morgan relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again.
Morgan broke his nose, leg, and several ribs in the six-car accident involving his limo bus. Comedian James McNair 62, of Peekskill, was killed and two other men were seriously injured. The bus was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck. The 35-year-old Kevin Roper has pleaded not guilty to one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.<
The report concluded that Roper had been on the job driving for about 13½ hours at the time of the crash. Federal rules permit truck drivers to work up to 14 hours a day, with a maximum of 11 hours behind the wheel. If Roper had continued to his final destination in Perth Amboy, he would have been pushing the 14-hour limit if he drove at the speed limit.
Morgan accused Wal-Mart of negligence in a federal lawsuit.
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