He bought the car one hour before. No joke.
Nearly five years to the day that a car accident nearly took his life, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in yet another accident, though this time it wasn’t anywhere near as serious. Morgan is just fine but his new car isn’t. That new (to him) car just so happens to be a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. Less than hour after purchasing it at a dealership in Manhattan, he was driving the supercar home when he suddenly got hit by a Honda CR-V.
According to PageSix.com, Morgan was driving at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue around 1:37 p.m. when the Honda driver attempted a right turn from the left lane. Big mistake. The driver smashed into Morgan’s Bugatti. "He said he got it literally an hour ago and he paid $2 million for it,” a witness said. "He just bought it, dude, and it’s pretty scraped up. It still had a dealer tag.”
Even the employees at Manhattan Motorcars were surprised by what happened. "When I got the phone call, I said, ‘That’s Tracy’s car?’ I couldn’t believe it. That was its maiden voyage,” said Frank Pica, a sales consultant at the dealership. The Honda driver, a New Jersey resident, was reportedly on her phone when she hit the Bugatti, though police said she was not charged. Nor did she recognize the Bugatti’s owner. Immediately after the crash, Morgan became understandably "anxious because a crowd was forming.” Fortunately, he was not injured. He initially complained his left hip was hurting him, but emergency responders checked him and gave the all-clear.
"Tracy is doing fine and in no pain,” publicist Lewis Jay told The Post. "Yes he had just purchased the car and was driving when the other vehicle hit the car.” In 2014, Morgan was nearly killed when the limo he was riding in was hit from behind by a semi-truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel due to working too many hours. While the damage to his Bugatti Veyron appears totally repairable, it won't be a cheap fix. The Honda driver better have good insurance. Photos courtesy of Rober Miller/PageSix.com