Comedian Tracy Morgan was “more responsive” today, the comedian’s rep said, one day after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a fatal multi-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The crash early Saturday killed one man on the limo bus and injured four others, including Morgan, 45.
“While Tracy remains in critical condition, he has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign,” his rep Lewis Kay said.
Morgan suffered a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs, among other injuries, Kay said.
“He had surgery earlier today on his leg,” the rep said. “We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks. His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
The driver of the limo bus said that after the crash her heard Morgan screaming.
“I climbed around and heard Tracy screaming for help,” said his driver, Tyrone Gale. “I climbed up on the body of the limo bus … but I couldn’t reach them.”
N.J. State Police said they believed a truck driver was dozing and didn’t see traffic slowing in front of his 18-wheeler until it was too late, crashing into the vehicle carrying comedian Morgan and his entourage.
“I just remember the impact. … We didn’t know which way was up, which way was down. I don’t know if we flipped several times or one time,” Gale said. “I saw the condition of everybody and I knew it would just make it worse if I tried to pull them up and out of the vehicle.”