Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Car Crash

Tracy Morgan Critical Condition After Car

“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan has been hospitalized in critical condition after the limousine in which he was riding was involved in a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday.

He was transported by helicopter to the intensive care unit of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. One of the seven people riding in the limo bus carrying Morgan died in the crash that occurred about 1 a.m. ET, according to Gregory Williams, Sgt. First Class of the New Jersey State Police.

In a statement issued late Saturday morning, Morgan’s rep, Lewis Kay, said he remained in critical condition and that doctors did not expect much of a change in his condition today. Kay said that family members were by his side and that Morgan was “receiving excellent care.”

The crash occurred as Morgan was returning home after a standup comedy date in Delaware. Hospital spokesman Peter Haigney said a total of four crash victims were brought to the hospital, with three in critical and one in fair condition.

SEE ALSO: Tracy Morgan: Friends and Fans Send Hopes for His Recovery After Crash

The crash was caused by a dozing truck driver, according to ABC News. Officials said the driver “failed to observe slow-moving traffic ahead.” When the driver noticed the limo that contained Morgan, he swerved to the left, but struck the limo in the rear. The driver was later charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

The limo lost control and flipped over to its left side. It then hit a Buick, which crashed into a Ford F150 pickup truck, and another tractor-trailer.

Morgan, 45, is known for his seven-season run opposite Tina Fey on NBC’s “30 Rock.” He was also a “Saturday Night Live” trouper from 1996 to 2003. At present he is preparing to star in a new comedy that has a 10-episode order from FXX. That untitled series is shepherded by the trio behind FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.

The pileup occurred in the turnpike’s northbound I-95 lanes near Cranbury Township, according to Williams. It involved two tractor-trailers, an SUV and two passenger cars in addition to the limo bus. The limo bus overturned in the crash. The stretch of highway was shut down for about five hours due to the investigation, reopening around 6:25 a.m. ET, Williams said.

No charges have been filed but the investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, Williams said.

Morgan’s still-untitled FXX project has been scheduled for a January premiere. The “Always Sunny” trio is developing the concept with “New Girl” writer Luvh Rahke.

Morgan was nominated for supporting comedy actor Emmy for his work on “30 Rock” in 2009. He earned a SAG award in 2009 as part of the NBC comedy’s ensemble.

Morgan is known for his raucous physical comedy and for his antics on and off screen. In April, he made a tongue-in-cheek video bid to convince CBS to tap him as David Letterman’s replacement on “The Late Show.”

Morgan is known for his outrageous comedy, but he found himself in hot water in 2011 after making homophobic remarks as a part of a standup performance in Tennessee. He wound up issuing an apology after an outcry from GLAAD and other advocacy orgs.

Morgan was featured on ABC Thursday night as part of “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” post-NBA finals special doing a bit about watching NBA finals games in his youth. Here’s a clip:

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  1. thedreamlimos says:

    I want a follower is in nice pain, and it causes you to would like that prayer extremely works. so god, don’t take histrion however. we tend to still want him. signed jals I hope Tracey makes a full recovery and every one others concerned further.Tracy was nice on his last Tonight Show look this spring.

  2. Charlie Girl says:

    May the light of God’s love bring you, Mr. Morgan, back to a full recovery. Laughter is such a gift to this world.
    Peace … Healing … Strength to you and those you love and work with you.
    STAY STRONG!
    We from Temnessee

  3. Randy says:

    Prayers and blessings to Tracy Morgan and all parties Iinvolved.

  4. skip boesch says:

    tracy morgan has made me laugh for a long time. this truly bums me out. I feel like a friend is in great pain, and it makes you wish that prayer really works. so god, don’t take tracy yet. we still need him. signed jals

  5. Roy Munson says:

    LIVE EVERY WEEK LIKE IT’S SHARK WEEK!

  6. Kenny Clark says:

    Get well Tracey Morgan! From K.C. from the D….

  7. BillUSA says:

    That’s terrible news. Man, I hope Tracey makes a full recovery and all others involved as well. My heartfelt condolences to the fatal victim’s family. Truly, truly sad.

  8. Chelsea says:

    Get Well Soon.

  9. Amanda says:

    No, just one famous person. Read on another site that at least one guy is dead (who was riding in the limo) and there has to be a few more.

    I hope all who are injured make a speedy recovery.

  10. Bony Hurdle says:

    Get well, get well soon, we wish you to get well. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well.

  11. cadavra says:

    At the risk of sounding cold-blooded, I suspect none of the critically injured were wearing a seat belt. I pray for their recovery, and hope people will take away from this the need to stay belted always, no matter how large and secure the vehicle appears to be.

    • Tish says:

      Nowhere does it hint at that, and you assume it was the passengers’ fault. Brilliant.

      • cadavra says:

        We don’t know. But people riding in limos tend not to wear their seat-belts. I DID use the word “suspect.”

      • big daddy D says:

        Reports stated that one of the 2 transport trucks was at fault in the accident.

  12. CK says:

    Daniel, Daniel, get a clue and clean up your act.

  13. Steve p says:

    Hey Etr can’t u read, 7 injured 3 critical, what an ass.

  14. Dee says:

    Praying for you brother Tracy Morgan and family. God is always in control and with him all things, (All Things) are possible. May GOD bless you and keep you. We Love you dearly.—–Big “Dee Thompson” Actor and Author of the bestselling book “How I Went To The Oscars Without A Ticket—-true story.

  15. Tracy was great on his last Tonight Show appearance this spring. Hope he gets well soon…

  16. Lee says:

    God Bless you and yoursTracy may a full, complete
    recovery envelop you and the others with Godspeed.
    And thanks for the “30 Rock” episode
    I was one of the psychics on the Intervention episode. Lee Oliver Boyd

  17. Cheryl T. says:

    Wow.

  18. Cinda says:

    To Glen C. Are you kidding me? What a stupid comment to make. Mr. Morgan is in critical condition fighting for his life and you want to make this a “Black/White” issue? Are you on drugs? Unbelievable!

  19. big daddy D says:

    Seriously! Dude, WTF is wrong with you?? There’s no motivation/underlying conspiracy to a mulri-vehicle car crash! This isn’t a Lady Di type situation. Get your head out of your ass!

  20. Wesley says:

    Come on Glenn! Is that really the first thing that comes into your head when multiple people have been in a series accident? I’m reading this article and racism is that last thing that comes to mind.

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