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“I’m OK, I Feel Strong”
Funnyman and accident victim, Tracy Morgan flashed the victory symbol and sent a grateful message to fans recently as he spoke for the first time since the car accident that nearly killed him.
Moving rather gingerly and leaning on a walker, the 45-year-old comedian entered into a waiting Lincoln Navigator that had been pulled into the garage of his Cresskill, N.J., home.
As the black vehicle eased down the driveway, Morgan rolled down the passenger side window to greet reporters with a smile.
“I’m OK, I feel strong,” he said.
The “30 Rock” star suffered several cracked ribs and a severely broken leg when his Mercedes-Benz limousine was rear-ended by a speeding Wal-Mart tractor-trailer June 7, authorities said. Morgan was airlifted from the New Jersey Turnpike by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He spent two weeks there, going from critical to serious condition before he was moved for a three-week stay at a rehab facility.
Last Thursday, the Bronx-born Morgan filed lawsuit against Wal-Mart, contending the retail giant was negligent because its driver, Kevin Roper, 35, hadn’t slept in 24 hours before the crash. Roper, of Jonesboro, Ga., was charged with death by auto and assault by auto.
Roper has pleaded not guilty and denies he fell asleep at the wheel before the lethal moment of impact.