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Tracy Morgan

Sues Walmart Over Crash

You Overwork Your Drivers

7/12/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0712-tracy-morgan-tmz-01Tracy Morgan was severely injured because Walmart allowed one of its drivers to become so exhausted behind the wheel an accident was destined to happen ... so claims Morgan in a new lawsuit.

Morgan filed suit in New Jersey alleging the company should never have allowed truck driver Kevin Roper to drive for nearly 10 hours straight after being awake for more than 24 hours.

The suit -- reported in the NY Post -- claims Tracy sustained, "severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation.”

According to the lawsuit ... Roper had driven 700 miles from his home to the Walmart distribution center before beginning his fatal drive.  One person died when Roper was tooling along in his tractor-trailer at 65 in a 45 MPH zone and slammed into the SUV.

Roper pled not guilty to charges of death by auto. Morgan was released from the hospital last month, but he's still at a physical rehabilitation center.

Tracy -- and 3 other plaintiffs -- are seeking unspecified damages.

Walmart tells us, "As we’ve said, we’re cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation. We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we’re committed to doing the right thing for all involved."

103 COMMENTS

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Was he wearing his seat belt? No? Okay. NEXT!

101 days ago
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I am me    

He should sue wal-mart!!!

101 days ago
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MoraMore    

WALMART OVERWORK THEIR WORKERS...PERIOD!!! WITH LOWER PAYING WAGES!!!! A BILLION DOLLAR CHEAP ASS COMPANY!!!

101 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Good...poor driver....Walmart deserves what's coming to them.

101 days ago
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Bridget    

Hey Harvey, give me a job. I posted about this over an hour ago too. I can just go to all the news sites to see who scooped you. And then make a late post. It'll be late, but not this late, lol. My grammar and spelling sucks, but you're used to that.

Get em' Tracey. Truck drivers shouldn't be working those hours. It is dangerous for everyone...obviously.

101 days ago
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Kimberly    

YES!!!! FINALLY , someone gets it RIGHT when assigning blame!!!

101 days ago
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wms1950    

Go for it

101 days ago
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misfit    

Why does he have to sue, why can't their insurance pay your medical bills and everyone goes home and starts living life?

101 days ago
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BREAKFAST4    

Walmart response: F you Tracy Morgan we own the roads. Outcome: Walmart wins $100 billion judgment against Tracy Morgan. American courts, comedic results since 1776...

101 days ago
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donald keith    

no company over works it's drivers, its the dumbass drivers themselves. they know the law and know they aren't suppose to drive over a certain amount of time but they do it anyway and cook their drivers books to say they weren't. so sue the right person you ****, the driver, not the company!

101 days ago
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Jordan    

Tracy I hope you take a Large piece of the $163 Billion the Walton family is worth.

101 days ago
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EnquirerLover    

Mo money mo problems.

101 days ago
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Marc    

The ignorance here is amazing. It's not WalMart's responsibility to make sure workers sleep before their shift. If he has to commute 700 miles maybe he should get there the day before. As for the length of time he had been driving, WalMart does NOT set those hours. That is a government regulation. The law is 14 hrs working with 11 of those behind the wheel. He had been driving 9 hours 37 minutes. Well within federal guidelines. I have seen no proof(and I have read the NTSB preliminary report) of what he did or didn't do before his shift.

101 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

lol..so a wal mart big wig was sitting in the passenger seat holding a gun to the drivers head forcing him to drive 10 hours with no sleep?

101 days ago
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L. Ron Hubbard    

F U Wal Mart!

101 days ago
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