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August 13, 2014
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Tracy Morgan 'struggling'

Tracy Morgan is following his car accident.

Tracy Morgan, the 45-year-old actor, suffered serious injuries, including a broken femur, broken nose and broken ribs, when a Walmart truck crashed into the vehicle he was travelling in on the New Jersey Turnpike in June, and his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, has revealed that the '30 Rock' star is "fighting hard" to recover.

Speaking on the Today show, he said: "He's still struggling, but he's a fighter and he's had issues before that he's fought through, and he's fighting hard."

As a result of the incident - which occurred on June 7 and killed Tracy's comedy writer friend James McNair, 62, who was travelling home from a gig with him and a group of friends - Tracy filed a lawsuit against the supermarket chain.

Explaining why they are suing Walmart rather than Kevin Roper, the employee who was driving the truck at the time, Benedict stated that he is determined to show that the organisation has a "culture" in which their drivers are awake for too long because of long commutes.

He explained: "[Roper] works for Walmart, and I'm going to show, if I have to in court, that that's the culture, they set up. They know and, by the way; he isn't the only driver that drives hundreds of miles to get to work. They have to make sure that this doesn't happen."

This comes after Tracy told reporters that he was feeling "strong" when he was seen looking noticeably thinner, and using a frame to help him walk, as he left his home in Cresskill, New Jersey, in July.

Roper has pleaded not guilty to charges of death by auto and assault by auto.

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