(Bloomberg) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is to blame for injuries he sustained in a June highway crash because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Morgan, who was critically injured when the limousine bus he was in was struck by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike, sued Wal-Mart for negligence. Investigators found the truck driver was speeding and hadn't slept for at least 24 hours, but Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, said Morgan is responsible "in whole or in part" for his injuries.

"By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts," Morgan "acted unreasonably and in disregard" of his own best interests, Wal-Mart said in a filing yesterday in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey.

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