Comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a car crash in New York City on Tuesday, June 4, leaving his brand new $2 million Bugatti scratched up.
The 50-year-old comedian had just purchased a 2012 Bugatti Veyron at Manhattan Motorcars and was leaving with the brand new car when a Honda SUV tried to make a last-minute turn and sideswiped Morgan’s $2 million car, according to TMZ, which broke the news.
— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) June 4, 2019
The accident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on 10th Avenue and 42nd Street, according to Page Six.
“He said he got it literally an hour ago and he paid $2 million for it,” Chris Ricciardelli, who witnessed the accident, told Page Six. “He just bought it… and it’s pretty scraped up.”
He added that Morgan said “his left hip was hurting him.”
Today is not #TracyMorgan’s day ????♂️ Tracy was sideswiped minutes after leaving the lot with his new 2.2 Million Veyron Bugatti by a Honda CR-V retail price at $25,000. Would y’all have been pressed if this happened to y’all ? ???? #MyMixtapez @TracyMorgan pic.twitter.com/NTBQ10Z4uW
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) June 4, 2019
While the comedian was treated at an ambulance at the scene, witnesses told the publication Morgan seemed fine and was not transported to the hospital.
Morgan wrote about the incident on Twitter, assuring his fans that he was alright.
“Thanks for any concern but I am totally fine,” he wrote. “My NEW CAR? We shall see. Love you all.”
Thanks for any concern but I am totally fine. My NEW CAR? We shall see. Love you all.
— Tracy Morgan (@TracyMorgan) June 4, 2019
The accident comes almost five years after Morgan was involved in a near-fatal crash involving a limo.
On June 7, 2014, Morgan was hospitalized after a six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike took the life of his friend—comedian James “Jimmy Mac” McNair—and left two others seriously injured, according to the Associated Press.
Morgan and the others were on their way home from a standup comedy show in Delaware, officials said at the time. Around 1 a.m., a tractor-trailer “failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash,” state police Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams said.
However, instead of avoiding a crash, the tractor-trailer slammed into the back of the Mercedes limo the comedians were in, which led to three other cars and a tractor-trailer getting hit.
A truck driver’s fatigue is cited as the chief cause of the 2014 crash that critically injured actor Tracy Morgan http://t.co/nLcOrSEyeg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 11, 2015
When the limo overturned on the turnpike, 62-year-old comedian McNair died at the scene, while the others were flown out to a hospital in critical condition, hospital spokesperson Peter Haigney told the Associated Press.
The driver of the tractor-trailer hadn’t slept in over 24 hours, according to the People magazine.
Despite the severity of the incident, Morgan recovered, and in 2017 he told People magazine the accident served as a motivator in his career.
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“I got hit by a truck, it was a great story. So that’s what happened. I had a story to tell,” he told People magazine at the time.
“When anything ever bad happened to me I made it funny and I turned it good,” he added. “This was a bad thing that happened to me. I wanted to tell my story, but I also want to continue my standup career because all the great things that ever happened to me in my life came through standup.”
Heaven sent. Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive streams May 16 on Netflix. (@realtracymorgan) pic.twitter.com/PmxlUYT2Ss
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