A Georgia truck driver has been charged in connection with the wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that left comedian-actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition and another man dead, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement released Saturday.An accident like this, while awful and tragic, typically would not have made national headlines were it not for the presence of Morgan. To be clear, I don't say that with an objectionable tone that this story would garner that kind of publicity. I understand completely. But it also drew attention to another aspect that you just knew would result in leftist lunacy (emphasis mine).
Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed into the limo bus carrying the comedian and others, the statement said.
Initial reports indicated there were seven people injured in the crash, but the prosecutor's statement put the number at four.
Morgan's condition was not expected to change Saturday, publicist Lewis Kay said. "His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care."
Brooke Buchanan, a Walmart spokesperson, said the truck driver is a Walmart employee.Yes, one of the left's favorite whipping boys had its name invoked. And some reactions were as predictable as Pavlov's dog salivating upon hearing a ringing bell.
"This is a tragedy and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved," said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., in a statement. "The facts are continuing to unfold. If it's determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility."
Don't blame the truck driver for the Tracy Morgan accident, blame @Walmart and any other corp that puts that kind of strain on its drivers
— Benny Michaels (@BennyShow) June 8, 2014
“@truereal1: So...it was a Walmart truck that hit and injured Tracy Morgan among others and killed one Man." Yes, #BoycottWalMart!
— Christopher Drew (@IoDrew) June 8, 2014
I love Tracy Morgan I hope he recovers fast and Walmart burns in hell
— barbie (@soybae) June 8, 2014
You get the idea.
I have to wonder what the reaction might have been had this been a semi truck carrying solar panels as opposed to a Walmart semi. Would these same kooks laud the truck driver for showing a sense of urgency given the planet is suffering irreparable damage from fossil fuel usage, thus the panels needed to be delivered ASAP? Would they not show nearly as much sympathy for the passenger who was killed because he dared get in the way of someone trying to save Mother Earth? What's sad is I wish I could believe these seemingly absurd scenarios would be far fetched.
Must be hell when certain people have to endure boogeymen on a perpetual basis.