This weekend SNL and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan was in critical condition after his limo bus flipped over in a New Jersey car accident that injured three and left one dead. Yahoo explains what happened during the horrible crash.
“A Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Authorities said 35-year-old Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead early Saturday in Cranbury Township and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash. Instead, his big rig smashed into the back of Morgan’s chauffeured Mercedes limo bus, killing comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, authorities said.”
Morgan is said to have suffered a broken femur, broken nose, broken ribs and a broken leg, and was airlifted to the hospital immediately after the crash. After having surgery on his leg, Morgan is apparently now more responsive and “tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.” He will likely remain hospitalized for several weeks. But even with Morgan injured, it’s important to remember McNair, who was killed in the crash.
“There may be guys like Tracy who get the fame and notoriety, but you have people like Jimmy Mack who have kind of energized and fueled cats like Tracy and kept them going on the road,” LA comedian Royale Watkins said.
Best wishes to the McNair family, and Morgan and the others as they recover from their injuries.
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