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Old 06-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition after car accident

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/actor-tr...dent-1.2668249



Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left one person dead, authorities said.

A limousine bus carrying the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock cast member and six others overturned near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m.,.after it was hit by a tractor-trailer, state police Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams said

James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, New York, a passenger in the limo bus, died in the crash, Williams said. Three other men, including Morgan, were in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, and one was in fair condition, he said. Two occupants weren't injured.

Morgan's publicist said the comedian was in the chauffeured vehicle returning from a tour date when the crash occurred.

"His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care," spokesman Lewis Kay said. "We don't anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available."

Williams declined to release details of the accident, including what may have caused the pileup involving two tractor-trailers, an SUV, two cars and Morgan's limo bus.

Kay's statement did not reveal the extent of Morgan's injuries or identify the others involved in the crash.
Difficult childhood

Morgan performed comedy standup Friday night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware. His scheduled appearance at the Fillmore Charlotte in North Carolina on Saturday night has been cancelled.
Police say the vehicle carrying the 45-year-old former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock cast member and six others was involved in a six-vehicle accident on a New Jersey turnpike early this morning.

The 45-year-old New York City native joined SNL in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in The Tracy Morgan Show in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role on NBC's hit show 30 Rock, which was created by SNL co-star Tina Fey. He received an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor for 30 Rock in 2009.

One of his signature routines on "30 Rock" involved an award category his character invented called an "EGOT," representing all the entertainment-related awards he hoped to win: an Emmy, a Grammy, and Oscar and a Tony.

Morgan grew up fatherless, one of five siblings, in a blighted section of Brooklyn, where he helped raise and support the family.

He once called his gift for being funny "a defence mechanism" for his miserable circumstances. As a teen, he started doing comedy on the streets to supplement the family's welfare income.

His tough upbringing informed his humour.

"My aunt was a crackhead," he told his Brooklyn audience in a recent special aired on Comedy Central. "I remember one Christmas she bought me a Game Boy. Then she stole it. Then she helped me look for it."

In recent years, he has struggled with alcoholism and has been arrested on drunken driving charges. He had a successful kidney transplant in late 2010.

Morgan's films include Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Longest Yard, First Sunday, Rio and Why Stop Now.

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikey2Dope View Post

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash.
Because, you know a celebrity was involved.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Im a bit confused... it was an accident but the driver of the walmart truck was charged with like auto death and auto assault... which makes it sound like dude targeted these people and tried to kill them.


I hope Morgan pulls through... watched his new stand up special when it aired a few weeks back.. dude is quite comical
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:44 PM
hope Tracy recovers.

RIP to the victim of the accident.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Seems he might lose his leg.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:24 PM
The reports about Tracy Morgan's possible amputation is false.

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Im a bit confused... it was an accident but the driver of the walmart truck was charged with like auto death and auto assault... which makes it sound like dude targeted these people and tried to kill them.
The driver had gone over twenty-fours without sleep, thereby operating his truck in a dangerous condition. Could be the reason for the charges.
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