Tracy Morgan has been released from the rehabilitation center where he has been recovering since June 20.
The comedian (who’s wheelchair-bound for now) will continue to recover from the car crash that killed one of his friends at home with the help of an “aggressive outpatient program.”
His rep released the following statement confirming his release and explaining the lawsuit he just filed against Walmart for the crash.
“Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program. He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery. In regards to the reports of a lawsuit, I can confirm that Tracy, along with the other victims of this horrific accident, have filed suit.”
He and the other victims of the accident that occurred on the New Jersey turnpike have filed suit against Wal-Mart for the horrific crash.
The court complaint filed by Tracy and the other victims alleges that the retailer was negligent for forcing its driver, Kevin Roper, to work extremely long hours and drive extremely long distances, among other things.
According to THR:
“Wal-Mart 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.
Additionally, there were many Walmart distribution facilities closer to Mr. Roper’s home — including nine in Georgia alone — which would have significantly reduced Mr. Roper’s commute to work,” reads the suit.
Tracy and the other plaintiffs believe the company should have known that their driver would be too fatigued to drive safely.
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