Walmart Accepts Full Liability in Truck Accident Settlement with Actor Tracy Morgan
May 28, 2015
Actor Tracy Morgan has reportedly come to a settlement with Walmart, Inc. nearly one year after being injured in a Walmart truck accident. The terms of the settlement agreement remain confidential, but:
- Walmart has reportedly accepted 100 percent of the responsibility for the accident.
- All parties have noted that the agreement is “amicable.”
As Walmart CEO and President (in the U.S.), Greg Foran, has stated in regards to this settlement, “we are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation… we are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved.”
What Happened: 2014 Walmart Truck Accident Seriously Injures Morgan
Many have been closely watching this case, as the June 2014 Walmart truck accident that seriously injured Actor Tracy Morgan made plenty of headlines. In fact, this accident, which ended up killing one of Morgan’s friends and causing Morgan himself to sustain serious brain injuries, occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike when a Walmart truck driver slammed into a limo bus carrying Morgan.
According to investigators:
- Driver fatigue was an issue – The Walmart truck driver reportedly told investigators that he had been awake for 24 hours straight prior to the accident. Driver fatigue has been found to be as risky as drunk driving, as research has revealed that motorists who drive after being awake for 24 consecutive hours tend to have impairments similar to those displayed by motorists with BACs of 0.10 (i.e., legally drunk motorists).
- The Walmart trucker was speeding prior to the collision – The National Transportation Safety Board has reportedly found that the Walmart trucker was driving about 20 mph over the speed limit immediately prior to the accident.
While the civil case regarding this accident has been settled with Walmart , it remains to be seen how the trucker will fare in the criminal case, as he has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault.
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