Walmart blames Tracy Morgan for the car accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike. Tracy, as well as several others were injured in the car accident and are suing Walmart for negligence.
According to the lawsuit filed in July, driver Kevin Roper had “commuted 700 miles from his home in Jonesboro, Ga., to a Walmart facility in Smyrna, Del., before beginning his shift.” He was fatigued at the time of the crash.
Roper has pleaded not guilty to assault and vehicular homicide charges in connection with the collision, which also took the life of Tracy’s friend, James McNair.
Walmart believes Tracy caused his own the injuries, due to his failure to wear a seat belt.
Walmart states “Accordingly, absent entry of a Protective Order and adequate protections by the Court to maintain the confidential nature of Walmart’s responses as required by the NTSB on-going investigation, Walmart is unable to admit or deny various allegations in the lawsuit.”
Brooke Buchanan, a company spokesperson, provided an emailed statement on Monday:
“Walmart filed its official response to the plaintiffs’ lawsuit earlier today, and the company continues to stand willing to work with Mr. Morgan and the other plaintiffs to resolve this matter.”