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Lawyer: Morgan Sustained ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’ in N.J. Turnpike Crash

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was in a coma for days with a traumatic brain injury after a highway crash in which his van was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck five months ago, according to his lawyer. Morgan, …

Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Asks to Delay Lawsuit

The truck driver charged in a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed another man filed a request on Nov. 14 to delay a federal lawsuit while his criminal case proceeds in state court. Kevin Roper’s …

Wal-Mart Seeks to Settle Negligence Lawsuit by Tracy Morgan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it wants to settle a negligence lawsuit by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, a day after blaming the celebrity for injuries he sustained when his limousine bus was struck by a speeding company truck. Morgan, 45, and two …

Wal-Mart Says Tracy Morgan Is to Blame for Injuries in Highway Crash

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is to blame for injuries he sustained in June highway crash because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Morgan, who was critically injured when the limousine bus he was in was struck by a …

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for N.J. Crash That Killed 1

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month’s highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in …

Safety Report on Morgan Crash in N.J. Raises New Questions

A report by federal transportation safety investigators says a truck driver was speeding before he slammed into a limousine van, killing one man and seriously injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and two other passengers, and it has raised new questions about …

Wal-Mart Trucker Had Not Slept in 24 Hours Before N.J. Morgan Crash: Complaint

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck driver went at least 24 hours without sleep before his tractor-trailer crashed into a limousine, critically injuring actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and killing another entertainer, according to a police complaint. Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Georgia, …

Groups Say Regulators Allow Unsafe Mexican Trucks on U.S. Roads

Regulators determined to let Mexican trucks on U.S. roads under a trade deal have downplayed safety shortcomings with companies in a border-crossing pilot program, according to safety, trucking and labor groups. Trucking authorities violated their own rules by letting one …

Indiana Truck Driver Logs 3 Million Miles of Safety

The distance around the Earth at the equator is 24,901 miles. By Kokomo, Ind.-based truck driver Richard Batt’s estimate, he could have driven around the planet nearly 24,100 times. And he would have done it all in a semi without …

Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers’ daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. The rule issued last Thursday continues to permit drivers to be …