Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week

Celebrity News

Tracy Morgan Critically Injured In Crash
Posted by Staff on Jun 9, 2014 - 4:52:35 PM

Tracy Morgan.
NEW JERSEY—Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured on June 7 after, a multi-vehicle crash caused the limo bus that he was a passenger in to flip over on the New Jersey Turnpike.


More than six vehicles were involved in the collision that took place in the wee hours of the morning at around 1 a.m., when the driver of a tractor-trailer for Wal-Mart collided into the another vehicle resulting in a chain reaction that caused the limo bus that Morgan was traveling in to turn over. One of the passengers on the bus, comedian James McNair, 62, was pronounced dead on the scene. Morgan and another passenger, a 36-year-old man from Shelton, CT were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick


Several others were critically injured during the crash. Kevin Roper, 35, who was driving the tractor-trailer, turned himself into authorities on Saturday, where he is facing charges including one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. His bail was set at $50,000.


In a press release, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office stated, "A preliminary investigation determined that the tractor-trailer crashed into the van, a 2012 Mercedes Sprinter, as both vehicles traveled in the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike. Four other vehicles subsequently were involved in the crash. None of the occupants of those vehicles was injured."


Wal-Mart President Bill Simon indicated in a statement on Saturday that, “If it’s determined that our truck caused the accident; Wal-Mart will take full responsibility.” The statement adds, "Safety is our absolute highest priority, but that is no comfort whatsoever to the families and friends who are suffering today. We offer them our deepest condolences. We can’t change what happened, but we will do what’s right for the family of the victim and the survivors in the days and weeks ahead."


Morgan’s publicist released a statement over the weekend updating the media on the actor’s current condition which read: “While Tracy remains in critical condition, he has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign. He sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs.  He had surgery earlier today on his leg.  We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks.  His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans. We will continue to update his status when new information becomes available.”

The news was a surprise for many celebrities who went to Twitter to offer prayers for the actor, “SNL” star Rachel Dratch tweeted “Shocked to wake up and read that @RealTracyMorgan is injured. Love to Tracy and wishing him strength.  Morgan grew to game as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and recently starred in the Tina Fey hit series “30 Rock.” According to reports, Morgan is expected to spend a substantial amount of time in the hospital as he recovers from his injuries.


Roper was in court on June 11 where he pled not guilty to the charges resulting from the crash. If found guilty of the charges, Roper could face up to 10 years in prison.


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.