Poor Tracy Morgan. The man just can’t catch a break. Right after picking up his ultra-expensive imported luxury car, a Bugatti Veyron, another driver sideswiped him.
The comedian had just purchased a $2 million Bugatti convertible when a driver in a Honda CRV sideswiped him at an intersection. Morgan was less than half a mile from the New York City dealership where he bought the mega-expensive toy!
TMZ reports that law enforcement witnessed the accident and can confirm it wasn’t Morgan’s fault. The other driver attempted to make a right turn from the left lane at the corner of 42nd Street and 10th Avenue.
The 30 Rock comedian bought the pre-owned 2012 luxury vehicle about half an hour before the accident. (Yes, even a used Bugatti costs millions!) Morgan’s publicist issued a statement that he was unharmed after the accident. But the loss of his brand-new car has to hurt.
The 50-year-old actor was involved in a much more serious wreck in June 2014, when a Walmart truck crashed into his minibus. Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed in the accident. Morgan himself had to be flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery for a severely broken leg.
Morgan remained in a wheelchair until October of that year and reportedly needed daily therapy for the traumatic brain injury he suffered. A year later, he made his first public appearance on Today and told Matt Lauer, “I have my good days and my bad days, where I forgot things.”
He sued Walmart on behalf of himself and the other passengers in the minibus, winning an undisclosed settlement in May 2015. The driver of the truck, who had allegedly been awake and on the road for 24 hours at the time of the accident, pleaded guilty but avoided jail time.
The Honda drive, Joycelyn Madulid, came forward to tell her side of the story to The New York Post. At first, she had no idea that the other driver was Tracy Morgan: “The people were taking pictures of him and the car. I asked the traffic officer, why people taking pictures and he said, ‘You don’t watch TV? That’s a famous guy.'”
Immediately after the accident, Morgan got out of his car and approached Maudalid’s window. He banged on the glass and, in a video from a bystander, seems to be shouting at her to get out of the car.
Maudalid claims that she was traumatized by the experience. “He was yelling at me, I got scared,” she tattled to Page Six. She also claims that the accident wasn’t her fault and hopes that her insurance won’t go up after wrecking a $2 million car. Good luck with that, ma’am!