The one thing you can count on in America is knowing that if you’re in some horrific accident, some total stranger will be on hand to document your nightmare on video. TMZ naturally and inevitably bought cell phone footage from some lottery winner who happened to be driving on the Turnpike the late night Tracy Morgan’s comedy caravan got plowed, killing one guy and injuring several others badly. Friends of Tracy Morgan like Louis C.K. and Judd Apatow have petitioned TMZ to remove the crash scene footage. At least a 2014 version of a formal petition, so, a couple Tweets. Comedian Artie Fuqua is actually seen in the video, being pulled unconscious from the wreckage. His daughter has also asked TMZ to please remove the video because she doesn’t want people virtually rubber necking her dad’s near fatal car accident.
All of which makes sense. Unless you’re TMZ and you paid good money to the lovely Spanish speaking couple who had the entrepreneurial spirit to film while others were out of their cars pretending they knew what to do in an accident. My Spanish is kind of rusty, but I think what they’re saying is ‘There are plenty of people helping already, let’s film this shit and quit those twelve hour shifts cleaning Sbarro toilets at the Molly Pitcher rest stop.’ TMZ paid them some bundle for the footage and now TMZ wants a return on their investment. Louis C.K. be damned, along with the rest of the people talking about how heinous and despicable TMZ is then clicking, oh, THIS LINK TO THE TMZ CAR CRASH VIDEO.