Tracy Morgan seen banging on car window after his brand new Bugatti Veyron is side-swiped in Manhattan
The comedian and actor was furious after his 2012 Bugatti Veyron was hit by a Honda CR-V in Manhattan on Tuesday
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was involved in a car crash on Tuesday, June 4, after his brand new $2 million Bugatti supercar was side-swiped by a motorist in Manhattan.
According to the Daily Mail, the accident occurred when the driver of a Honda CR-V with New Jersey license plate allegedly tried to make a right turn from the left-hand lane on 10th Avenue and 57th Street at around 1:30 pm, swiping the left side of the 50-year-old's 2012 Bugatti Veyron in the process.
In a video posted to Twitter by an eyewitness, a frustrated Morgan—who couldn't get out from the driver's side due to a jammed door—is seen leaning out of his car and banging on the window of the Honda CR-V. Morgan then exits the car from the other side and inspects the damage.
Witnesses in the area said the comedian remarked how he had just paid $2 million for the car at Manhattan Motorcars.
Numerous reports suggested that he had driven it out for the first time just 15 minutes earlier and it's likely he's looking at a steep bill for the repairs which have to be made to the bumps and scrapes the car suffered.
While there was no significant damage, the Bugatti was taken back to the shop it was bought from, and engineers are said to be sizing it up to determine how they should go about fixing the car.
Morgan was not injured, though he was escorted to the back of an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital after he complained to paramedics of a pain in his hip. He was was not ticketed for the crash.
"Thanks for any concern but I am totally fine," he later tweeted in assurance to his fans. "My NEW CAR? We shall see. Love you all."
In an eerie coincidence, the accident took place just three days before the fifth anniversary of a horrific six-vehicle crash in New Jersey that killed one of the comedian's friends and left him badly injured.
On June 7, 2014, Morgan and three other comedians were passengers in a Mercedes Springer minibus returning from an engagement in Delaware as part of his "Turn it Funny" comedy tour when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer with a sleep-deprived driver at the wheel.
The crash killed his friend and collaborator, 62-year-old James McNair, and left the comedian with a broken leg and femur, broken nose, and several broken ribs.
In the months following the accident, he had to undergo extensive rehab and needed treatment for traumatic brain injury, including daily speech, cognitive, occupational and physical therapies. He also needed a wheelchair when taking more than a few steps.
He made his return to television for the first time in three years in March 2018 in 'The Last OG,' and revealed before the premiere how thankful he was to be alive. "I know why God spared my life that day in that accident," he said. "It was to bring love and to bring hope."
"Forget the 49 years of my life, let's think about the last three. The accident was three years ago, and am I a better man now than I was? The answer is yes!"