It will take tens of thousands of dollars to repair the damage to Tracy Morgan’s new car.
On June 4, Morgan was involved in a minor traffic accident just 15 minutes after purchasing his Bugatti Veyron. His car was hit while making a right turn at an intersection. The woman who hit him was driving a Honda CR-V, TMZ reported.
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 Bugatti Veyron Tracy Morgan drives typically costs $1.7 million according to CNBC, while a Honda CR-V starts at $24,350, according to U.S. News & World Report, about the price of an oil change on the Bugatti.
Joycelyn Madulid was the driver of the Honda. The Bugatti’s front bumper, which was damaged in the accident, costs $22,000 to replace, TMZ reported.
The fender that was damaged will cost $10,000 more to replace, not including the additional charges for labor, according to TMZ.
Morgan is likely to win in court proceedings, as an NYPD officer witnessed the accident and told TMZ that Morgan was not at fault.
Video footage obtained by TMZ shows Morgan in the car dealer’s showroom and then driving it off the showroom floor and into the street.
Later, cellphone footage was obtained by Inside Edition that shows the moments after the crash, with Morgan springing up from his seat and banging on Madulid’s window and telling her to get out of her car. Morgan was unable to comfortably leave the Bugatti, as the driver’s side door was pinned by the Honda.
Madulid’s car, meanwhile, only sustained minor scratches, according to Inside Edition. The CR-V is an SUV and sits much higher up than the Bugatti.
Obi Okeke, also known as Doctor Bugatti, located the Bugatti that was sold to Morgan. He told Inside Edition there were only 150 made like it.
The recent accident came around the same date, five years ago, when Morgan was involved in a deadly road accident. A tractor trailer slammed into the limousine bus holding Morgan and friends while swerving out of the way of slow moving traffic. A total of six vehicles were involved in the crash.
“Five years ago tonight, me and my friends, Jimmy Mac, Jeff, @ARDIEFUQUA, @HarrisStanton, Ty, & Joceleyn were in a horrific accident. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss my friend Jimmy Mac, who sadly lost his life that night. I love you Jimmy,” Morgan wrote on Twitter.
Five years ago tonight, me and my friends, Jimmy Mac, Jeff, @ARDIEFUQUA, @HarrisStanton, Ty, & Joceleyn were in a horrific accident. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss my friend Jimmy Mac, who sadly lost his life that night. I love you Jimmy.
— Tracy Morgan (@TracyMorgan) June 6, 2019
Tracy Morgan’s Latest Work
Morgan’s hit TV sitcom “The Last O.G.” was renewed for a third season by TBS, Deadline reported. The first season was the No. 1 new cable TV comedy, and the second season maintained high ratings.
Morgan also released a cookbook inspired by the show titled “The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills.”
He is also still performing stand-up comedy, including a series of shows at Carolines on Broadway that extended over Father’s Day, The New York Times reported.
Who’s ready to laugh this Father’s Day Weekend with @TheLastOGtbs‘s @TracyMorgan?!
Tickets are available here: https://t.co/HwyMbPbh9m pic.twitter.com/XNIYKGLRZ1
— Carolines Comedy (@CarolinesonBway) June 10, 2019
Morgan is also involved in two upcoming animated projects. According to IMDB, he will have a voice role on animated Netflix series “Green Eggs and Ham.” He is also set for a role in the animated movie “Scoob,” which is based on the Scooby-Doo franchise.