According to Fox News on Saturday, it has been almost three months since comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in an accident that left him in critical condition with a broken leg, nose and several ribs. After leaving the hospital, he was in a rehabilitation facility until mid-July, but he still uses a wheelchair as he continues to undergo at-home therapy. It was reported that the 45-year-old may be months away from being able to fully walk again.
In addition to his broken leg, Morgan suffered several fractures to his face and traumatic brain injuries when the accident happened near Cranbury Township on the northbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike between exits 7A and 8A. Besides leaving the former “30 Rock” star seriously injured, the crash claimed the life of his mentor and fellow comedian, James McNair.
MSN says the actor and comedian is taking it one day at a time as he continues to recover from the accident. Lawyer Benedict P. Morelli said his client is “really having a tough time” following the six-car crash on June 7, when his limo bus was struck by a Walmart truck. USA Today reports that even though Morgan is making progress, he has to wait another month before his medical condition is assessed.
Since the accident, Morgan has filed a negligence suit against Walmart. Kevin Roper, the 35-year-old driver of the Walmart tractor-trailer that slammed into Morgan’s limo bus, pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and four counts of assault by auto. It was reported that he had not slept in over 24 hours at the time of the accident.