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Tracy Morgan Forgives Wal-Mart Driver Who Hit Him

Morgan’s recovery from broken bones and serious brain damage took more than a year

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    In this file photo, Megan Wollover and Tracy Morgan arrive at night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles.

    Tracy Morgan has no hard feelings towards the Wal-Mart truck driver who almost killed him in a brutal car accident in 2014.

    “I’m not mad at him, I forgave him,” the comedian said on "Conan" Thursday night. “But you know who is mad at him? All my white neighbors.”

    Morgan has moved since the accident and joked that his neighbors resent the accident. He also mentioned that he drives his Lamborghini at 30 miles per hour through the neighborhood because he “wants to be seen.”

    The comedian reflected back on when his family visited him in the hospital after his accident, all well-wishers except for one woman: his grandmother. Instead of being grateful that Morgan lived though the accident, he said she pestered him about getting his GED because he was alive to do so.

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    Morgan’s limo was his by Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper in June 2014. Roper was indicted by a grand jury last December with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, and eight counts of third-degree aggravated assault charges. According to National Transportation Safety Board Investigation, Roper had been awake for 28 hours prior to the crash and failed to slow down at the scene of the incident.

    Comedian James McNair, who was in the passenger seat was killed and several others were injured besides Morgan. Morgan’s recovery from broken bones and serious brain damage took more than a year.