Reports say that comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was involved in a six-vehicle crash. The accident happened around 1 a.m. on June 7 in Cranbury. According to police, Morgan and six other passengers were riding in a limo bus on the New Jersey Turnpike. A tractor-trailer rig, being driven by a 35-year-old Georgia man, was traveling behind the limo bus and failed to notice traffic slowing.
The truck driver swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision but struck the limo in the rear, causing a chain reaction with four other vehicles. One of the limo's passengers died in the crash. Morgan and another passenger suffered critical injuries and were transported by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. One of the trucks involved in the accident was owned by Walmart, and a representative issued a statement saying they would take full responsibility if police determined that their truck was at fault. The Georgia truck driver was charged with death by auto, and he may be facing other charges as well.
Morgan had appeared at a casino in Delaware the night of the crash. The 45-year-old comedian is best known for his performances on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock." He is originally from New York City and credits difficulties in his early childhood for his success as a comedian.
Injuries received in a truck accident could possibly change a person's quality of life. Serious injuries could prevent a person from returning to work, which may result in financial loss. A person injured in a truck accident may recover their losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver and the trucking company.