Kevin Hart has suffered ‘serious back injuries’ following a car accident in Malibu.
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has been treated for “major back injuries” after being caught up in a horror car crash in Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning.
According to TMZ, the Jumanji star was a passenger in one of his classic cars — a blue Plymouth Barracuda — when the driver lost control and swerved off the Mulholland Highway in Malibu Hills, crashing through a wooden fence and plunging down a gully around 1am.
The actor has been injured in a car accident. Picture: Phillip Faraone/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
TMZ reports that the driver of the car and a female passenger were found “pinned in their seats” under the crushed roof, with the fire department forced to saw off the top of the car to free them.
The damage was extensive. Picture: BackgridSource:BackGrid
The car veered off the road and ended up down a gully. Picture: BackgridSource:BackGrid
Authorities confirmed to the outlet that while the car belongs to Hart, he wasn’t driving — and that both he and the driver, his friend Jared Black, suffered “major back injuries”.
Police also told Entertainment Tonight that Black was “determined not to be under the influence of alcohol.”
The third passenger, a woman, did not require hospital treatment.
The roof was completely destroyed. Picture: BackgridSource:BackGrid
The car ended up in a ditch in the Malibu Hills. Picture: BackgridSource:BackGrid
According to witnesses, Hart was the first person out of the wrecked vehicle, and was picked up by a member of his security team and taken home “to get medical attention”.
He was eventually treated at hospital.
Earlier on Saturday, the Central Intelligence star had shared a video on Instagram of himself out driving the vintage car, which he bought for himself just a few months ago as a 40th birthday present.
In a picture uploaded on social media in early July, Hart proudly posed with the Barracuda and revealed he’d nicknamed it “Menace”.
“I added some more muscle to the family for my 40th …. welcome home ‘Menace’ #MuscleCarLover,” he wrote to his 78 million followers.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was taken to hospital with “major back injuries” on Sunday following a car accident in Los Angeles.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Hart was being driven in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on Mulholland Highway at the time of the accident.
His wife Eniko Parrish told TMZ news reporters on Monday that the comedian was awake and “going to be just fine”.
The accident happened just after midnight.
The driver, Jared Black, lost control of the car and it tumbled into an embankment, the report stated.
Black also sustained major back injuries. A third passenger was unhurt.
Black – the fiance of the third passenger, Rebecca Broxterman – was determined not to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
Hart was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Centre and the driver was taken to another hospital, the patrol report said.
Hart is known for his stand-up comedy and comic roles in movies such as Ride Along and The Secret Life of Pets.
He pulled out of hosting this year’s Oscars ceremony following a controversy over old homophobic tweets.
The 40 year old said he did not want to be a distraction and was “sorry he had hurt people”. News