The Sun-Sentinel reports that the well-known and liked comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a car accident taking place on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 1 AM this morning. A limousine bus carrying Morgan and 3 others overturned killing one of the occupants.
Whether an impaired driver was involved in the accident is unknown at this time according to DUI attorney William Moore. DUI related traffic fatalities in New Jersey account for almost 40% of all accidents annually according to one study.
One thing we can be certain of is that Morgan was not responsible as he was a passenger in a limousine van, which separated him from the driver cockpit.
It is been just over one week since a similar accident in the same general location occurred killing one and injuring three others. In that case there was an arrest made for drunk driving.
William Moore is an attorney with the law firm William Moore Criminal Defense in Broward County, FL.