Tracy Morgan’s Latest Car Collision Eerily Comes Close to the Day Another Accident Almost Claimed His Life
Moments after purchasing a $2 million sports car, comedian Tracy Morgan wound up in a collision.
The star of TBS’ “The Las O.G.” had bought what sources told TMZ was a 2012 Bugatti Veyron from Manhattan Motorcars 15 minutes before he got hit by a Honda CR-V Tuesday, June 4. The crossover vehicle and Morgan’s new whip apparently made contact as both drivers were attempting to turn right. Meanwhile, a representative for Morgan told the Associated Press the actor bought the car an hour before the fender bender.
“When officers got to the scene, they found two vehicles that were involved in a very minor traffic accident where two cars were basically side by side, and as the light turned green the cars touched,” a New York Police Department spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “They rubbed slightly.”
Video captured of the aftermath by Twitter user @Gee_FamO showed Morgan climbing out his convertible and banging on the window of the Honda.
“It’s a $2 million car!” he states. “Just bought it!”
Police told BuzzFeed the silver Honda was driven by a 61-year-old woman.
Morgan was pictured sitting in an ambulance and TMZ reported he complained of pain following the accident. However, police told BuzzFeed he was unharmed. Instead, he simply wanted to get out of the sun and away from the public and paparazzi.
No one was ticketed in the incident, and it’s expected that it will be settled by the drivers’ respective insurance companies.
Meanwhile, the Bugatti was reportedly taken back to the dealership to assess the damage, which TMZ reported only appeared to be scratches and scuffs.
If there were any lingering doubts concerning the shape Morgan was in after the accident, he tweeted “Thanks for any concern but I am totally fine. My NEW CAR? We shall see. Love you all.”
The comic’s wreck comes only three days shy of the anniversary of the 2014 collision that claimed the life of Morgan’s friend and seriously injured the star.
Morgan had been traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, 2014, when a Walmart 18-wheeler hit the back of his limo. It nearly ended Morgan’s life and he was in a coma for eight days. He has since made a full recovery. Still, he admitted to Rolling Stone in 2016 that he thought of suicide.
“I thought I was going to die for a long time,” he said. “My thoughts – I was in a very dark place. I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide. I couldn’t walk.”