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Not-Guilty Plea by Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash

Not-Guilty Plea by Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/nyregion/truck-driver-kevin-roper-pleads-not-guilty-in-tracy-morgan-car-crash.html?hpw&rref=television&_r=0

Recently, famous actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, was critically injured in an accident with a truck and trailer forty-five miles south of New York City. While Morgan's condition is improving, James McNair, fellow comedian and passenger died in the accident. The accident occurred when a Walmart truck allegedly failed to slow its speed and slammed in to Morgan's car. While Morgan continues to be hospitalized, the driver of the Walmart truck entered a not guilty plea this week. Allegedly, the Walmart driver had not slept in twenty-four hours when the crash occurred. However, the crash has prompted New Jersey officials to examine trucking guidelines in the state.

If the truck driver was asleep while driving, he may not have had the requisite mental culpability to be charged with a crime. The state must show he committed the crimes he was charged with beyond a reasonable doubt, and this is a very high bar to overcome in court. Hopefully, the truth will emerge and justice will prevail.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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