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Wal-Mart Blames Tracy Morgan For Not Wearing Seatbelt

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Wal-Mart placed responsibility for actor Tracy Morgan’s injuries on him Monday for not buckling up during the tragic June accident that left James McNair dead, Morgan hospitalized and others injured.

New legal documents blame “most, if not all,” of the actor’s injuries on his failure to put on a seat belt.

“Among nine affirmative defenses, Walmart says that injuries ‘were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.'”

Morgan filed a lawsuit for negligence against the company because the driver, Kevin Roper, had allegedly been awake for over 24 hours when he caused the pile-up. He was charged with vehicular homicide and assault. (RELATED: Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Following Crash)

Roper plead not guilty to charges of death by auto and assault by auto. (Photo: Getty Images)

Roper plead not guilty to charges of death by auto and assault by auto. (Photo: Getty Images)

Wal-Mart said that “by failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seat belts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs’ own best interests.” (RELATED: Tracy Morgan Involved In Six-Car Pileup)