Walmart is blaming Tracy Morgan for not wearing his seat belt at the time one of its trucks hit his limo in a freak accident, killing his friend and critically wounding him and other passengers with him.
As ENTmania! reported, Morgan and the other crash victims jointly sued the company for negligence after it was revealed that the driver of the truck may not have slept for 24 hours. But in a response filed on Monday in a New Jersey federal court, Walmart tried to shift the blame, saying that Morgan and the others’ injuries ‘were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.’
Continues Walmart: ‘By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs’ own best interests.’
The response smartly dodged answering the allegations of negligence and also declined to confirm that Kevin Roper, the truck driver, was an employee, citing ‘ongoing investigation’ by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The court documents were obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.