According to authorities, the comedian Tracy Morgan recently filed a lawsuit against Walmart in connection with a June 7 auto accident that left the comedian with injuries to his leg and ribs. Reportedly, Morgan and several other individuals occupied a limo-bus that was heading to New York when it was rear-ended on the New Jersey Turnpike by a semi-truck owned by Walmart. How much the lawsuit is seeking in damages was not immediately clear.
According to the lawsuit, the driver of the Walmart truck was speeding and fell asleep at the wheel at the time of the accident. The suit claims that the driver was going 65 mph in a 45-mph stretch of the highway. The suit also claims that the driver was in violation of federal regulations for long-distance truckers since he had traveled 700 miles just prior to commencing his June 7 shift. Furthermore, the trucker was driving a Peterbilt truck with a collision-avoidance system that did not activate, the suit alleges.