Reports: Amputation was considered for Tracy Morgan’s leg

By Erica M. Szkola,

More details continued to emerge over the weekend regarding the fatal accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan that occurred Saturday.

Tyrone Gale, the driver of the limo carrying the comedian and his group, was disoriented after the trailer crashed into them on the New Jersey Turnpike. He said he heard Morgan screaming for help, but the driver could not reach him, according to Fox News.

MediaTakeOut.com also reported that a nurse from the hospital treating Morgan told them that amputation was considered for Morgan’s severely injured leg, but that the comedian was against it and opted to have more surgeries.

The former 30 Rock star remains in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, but continues to be more responsive. He sustained various injuries including a broken femur, a broken nose, and a number of broken ribs,
New York Daily News reports.

The Georgia truck driver, Kevin Roper, 35, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Roper had not slept for 24 hours, according to the criminal complaint. Morgan’s close friend and comedy writer James McNair died at the scene.

Morgan’s family is hopeful for the recovery of all that were injured and have thanked fans for all the support.

image via INFphoto.com

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