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Tracy Morgan

Walmart Will Take Responsibility

If Its Driver's to Blame

6/7/2014 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Walmart is stepping up ... saying it will pay expenses for the victims in the crash that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition Saturday morning if its driver is found at fault ... this according to their CEO.

Walmart President/CEO Bill Simon says they're working with investigators to figure out what led to the crash ... adding, "this is a tragedy and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved."

Simon says, "We can't change what happened, but we will do what's right for the family of the victim and the survivors in the days and weeks ahead."

Prosecutors have already charged the driver, Kevin Roper, with death by auto ... among other charges.


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This from a company that takes life insurance policies out on its workers, tells them to take advantage of government programs like WIC, food stamps & welfare to make up for the money they don't pay. Not to mention has workers work off the clock & changes their hours so they don't get OT. The only reason they are doing this is because it is high profile. If you can watch the do***entary wal-mart: the high cost of low prices & still like this company. You must be in the upper 1%… This company is a monopoly & should be treated as such.

106 days ago


Oh whatever Walmart! You overwork people and now you care? This poor man is probably a scap goat.

106 days ago


They are just pissed at the bad publicity. The poor guy driving the truck will go down, they won't. This company sucks.

106 days ago


Pray for Tracy

106 days ago


They should - they have more money than God.

106 days ago


The company does have plenty of money, but these companies use driver's to the fullest extent of on the road driving. How many hours was he driving and was he called in short notice for a run. They sit at delivery for 45 to an hour just to be unloaded. Maybe someone else didn't feel like going in. Maybe short notice of schedule changes. We have too many companies asking driver's 12-14 hours of on OTR. I can barely stand 8-10 of kids in my classroom, imagine these driver's. I just hear news that's it.

106 days ago


Prayers to Tracy & family.

106 days ago


Say what you will about Wal-mart, but they do step-up and they will take responsibility. They're a good, stand-up company no matter what the naysayers whine about. As for TM, I wish him well and feel badly for the man who died and his family. Best wishes to them all.

106 days ago

105 4N93135    

Yeah that's great walmart. And if this wasn't made public we all know you'd fight it to the death... If I cared enough I could probably google a hundred other instances where that was the case. Such a compassionate company

106 days ago


Wonder if Walmart would have stepped up if they weren't celebrities and the accident getting all this publicity.

106 days ago

Iris Myandowski    

In typical Walmart fashion, they "took responsibility" by sending the victims expired store-brand bandages and a 32-cent Get Well card

106 days ago

Ben IncaHutz    

Walmart will only pay the expenses if they shop for medical care at Walmart. They will be using Chinese doctors that are paid minimum wage.

106 days ago


Piece of **** company! They bring those big eyesore stores in the neighbor hood and sell crap.

106 days ago


Simon says, "WALMART will do what's right..."

Obviously a shift and new direction.

-at Walmart.

106 days ago


They should easily be able to pay all medical and legal expenses because the save so much on labor.

106 days ago
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