Comedian Tracy Morgan in better condition

Comedian Tracy Morgan has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, his publicist said.

Morgan was badly injured in a collision June 7, which killed comedian James McNair and injured the others

"Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement," publicist Lewis Kay told US media. "His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."

The actor comedian was seriously injured after a Walmart truck slammed into a limo bus occupied by Morgan and four others in the New Jersey. Morgan was hospitalised with broken ribs, a broken nose, a broken femur and a broken leg, reported CNN.

Truck driver Kevin Roper has pleaded not guilty to charges that include vehicular homicide and assault by auto, reported time.com.

Police have said Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash.

Morgan was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" for seven years and later received an Emmy nomination for his role in the comedy series "30 Rock."


Sources: CNN, time.com