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Kevin Hart Hospitalized after Reportedly Suffering Major Back Injuries in California Car Crash

Mary Scott
Sep 02, 2019
08:10 A.M.
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Kevin Hart has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering “major back injuries” in a car crash during the early hours of Sunday, September 1.

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TMZ reports that the comedian and two others were riding in his classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the vehicle veered off the road on Malibu’s Mulholland Highway. Hart was not driving.

Kevin Hart at a screening of 'Think Like A Man Too' on June 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois | Photo: Getty Images

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According to the outlet, Hart’s car ended up in a ditch about 10 feet off the highway after smashing through a wooden fence along the roadside.

Still To Come: Hart had purchased the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda back in July as a 40th birthday gift to himself

The car’s roof was entirely crushed by the impact, causing the driver and a female passenger to be trapped underneath. The celebrity news site further learned that the fire department had to saw off the roof to free them.

Kevin Hart co-hosts The Big Game Day Party on Feb. 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

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Hart and the driver were said to have suffered "major back injuries." The comic was the first to get out of the crashed vehicle and initially went to his nearby residence "to get medical attention."

According to a California Highway Patrol press release provided to ET, however, both Hart and the driver were eventually taken to nearby hospitals.

Kevin Hart attends the NBA All-Star Finale party on Feb. 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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Besides Hart, the other two people involved in the accident have been identified as Jared S. Black and Rebecca Broxterman. The entertainment site learned that Broxterman is a trainer at Equinox Encino and trains Hart’s wife, Eniko, while Black is her fiancé.

Black, who was driving at the time of the crash, was "determined not to be under the influence of alcohol," but his and Hart’s condition is currently unknown. Broxterman, on the other hand, "suffered only complaint of pain."

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Hart had purchased the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda back in July as a 40th birthday gift to himself. Showing off the classic blue ride in an Instagram photo, the “Night School” star had written:

“I added some more muscle to the family for my 40th....welcome home "Menace" #MuscleCarLover.”

Hart turned 40 on July 6 and celebrated with family and friends at a star-studded bash in Los Angeles’ TAO restaurant.

Here’s wishing Hart and everyone involved in the crash a speedy recovery.

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