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Tracy Morgan Faulted by Walmart for Not Wearing Seatbelt During Car Crash

Tracy Morgan Faulted by Walmart for Not Wearing Seatbelt During Car Crash

Tracy Morgan is being faulted by Walmart for not wearing a seatbelt in the six-car accident that left him severely injured and killed his friend, comedian James McNair.

The 45-year-old 30 Rock actor is among several people who were injured in the crash and are suing Walmart for negligence as their truck driver was fatigued at the time of the accident.

In a response to the New Jersey federal court filed on Monday (September 29), Walmart said that the injuries “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs’ own best interests,” the response continued.

To find out what else Walmart had to say in the response, visit THR.com now!

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  • G

    I know everyone hates Walmart, but they have the right to defend themselves.

    Tracy Morgan will undoubtedly get his medical fees and other damages paid out to him by Walmart, but the question here is to what degree did his own negligence (his fault) contribute to his injuries?

    If Walmart can show that Morgan would have been less injured if Morgan had put on a seatbelt, they can limit their damages.

    They WILL pay for wrongful death for the other guy, but this case is not about him.

    I hope in the future, self-driving cars can put fatigued drivers out off the road. Truck drivers are the hardest working people out there and unfortunately, many are independent. In other words, they’re not employed by Walmart. They don’t have the money to get expensive lawyers like Walmart.

    Let’s support our truck drivers.

  • No No Never

    @G:

    Support all truck drivers like the one whose truck crossed the medium of a divided interstate highway at a high speed and then plowed into a van carrying college softball players from a small North Texas College home, young women who were returning to their campus from a game in OK, and killed 4 of them and injured many of them? On a dry road with excellent weather conditions?

    So support this killer truck driver? Not ever!!!!!

  • Jamie Girl

    Just like a corporation to blame the victim for policies that killed someone and caused so much physical and psychological damage to the survivor’s and their families. The sad thing is we live in “Corporations are people too” society thanks to the Supreme Court so WalMart will probably get a slap on the risk and the poor driver will be sent to jail for life.

  • pasht

    @G: First of all the argument can be made that if he had his seat belt on he his injuries could have been even worse, second ly the driver fell asleep at the wheel so I guess that is Tracy’s fault also. Walmart needs to pay up and put in policies to make sure that their drivers get the proper rest.

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