Tracy Morgan says he feels 'strong' since crash
Tracy Morgan spoke out Monday for the first time since the car accident that nearly killed him.
Entertainment Tonight has the footage as he left his house in New Jersey and walked to his car ... and the comedian was positive. Morgan's rep says the "Saturday Night Live" veteran and star on NBC's "30 Rock," has completed rehab. He suffered a broken leg, femur, nose and ribs in the car crash. The same crash that took the life of his friend and mentor, comedian James McNair, also known as Jimmy Mack.
Morgan's rep has given updates on the actor's recovery, but this is the first time we've seen Morgan out in public and speaking for himself. His Twitter account, too, had been silent since the beginning of May. Morgan is now suing Wal-Mart, his attorneys say the company's driver Kevin Roper hadn't slept for 24 hours before the June 7th crash.
Businessweek cited court documents: "Wal-Mart knew or should have known that it was unreasonable for Mr. Roper to commute more than 700 miles from his home in Jonesboro, Georgia to work at a Wal-Mart facility in Smyrna, Delaware."
The Wall Street Journal has a response statement from Wal-Mart: the company says it is "committed to doing the right thing for all involved." Roper pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges. And as is any case involving a celeb, it has people talking. This time it's about a bigger issue, safety on the road, and how much sleep truckers are getting.
Safety advocates and the Obama administration have voiced opposition to raising the limit to 82 hours.