NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan says he “can’t believe” Walmart’s assertion that he and others were partly to blame in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.
In a statement released Tuesday by Morgan’s publicist, the actor-comedian says he “can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.” Morgan goes on to say that he and his friends were doing nothing wrong.
Walmart said in a court filing in Morgan’s lawsuit over the June crash that Morgan and his traveling companions were partly to blame for their injuries because they weren’t wearing seatbelts.
A Walmart truck slammed into the back of a van he and others were riding in. Morgan suffered leg and rib injuries.
Walmart Stores Inc. is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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