Posted June 9, 2014 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

Tracy Morgan ‘More Responsive’ But Still Critical

Comedian/Actor Tracy Morgan, 45, was in critical condition after the six vehicle crash Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. Another person on the limo bus was killed and two others were injured, officials said.

“Driver failed to observe slow-moving traffic ahead,” New Jersey State Police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said. “He observed at the last minute — just prior to impact — the limo bus carrying Morgan and his party.”

Morgan, who starred in NBC’s “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.

According to CNN, Morgan remained in critical condition Sunday, but appeared to show signs of improvement.

“He has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign,” the comedian’s publicist said. Morgan suffered from several injuries including a broken femur, broken ribs, broken nose and a broken leg. Although he underwent surgery on his leg Sunday, Morgan is expected to remain in the hospital for several weeks.

The truck driver charged in the crash has turned himself in Sunday. He is charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed the limo bus.

“This is a tragedy, and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved,” Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said in a statement. “The facts are continuing to unfold. If it’s determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tracy Morgan and his family.



Source: CNN