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Lawyer: Comedian Tracy Morgan struggling to recover from injuries suffered in June crash

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TRENTON, New Jersey — An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.

Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger newspaper (http://bit.ly/1sR1Kbk ) that Morgan relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again. Morelli says Morgan appears to be making progress, but it will be a month before he is assessed "cognitively."

Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident involving his limo bus, and comedian James McNair was killed. The bus was struck by a Wal-Mart truck.

PHOTO: FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. An attorney for Morgan says the former “Saturday Night Live” actor is having a tough time recovering from a June 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident involving his limo bus, and comedian James McNair was killed.  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)
FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. An attorney for Morgan says the former “Saturday Night Live” actor is having a tough time recovering from a June 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident involving his limo bus, and comedian James McNair was killed. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)

The truck driver has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

Morgan accused Wal-Mart of negligence in a federal lawsuit.


Information from: The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com

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