REVEALED: Kevin Hart ‘fled the scene of his car crash leaving his friends trapped in the vehicle’ as it emerges the funnyman ‘was NOT wearing a seat belt at time of horror smash and his pal who was driving was using a handsfree device for his phone’
- Hart’s September car crash determined to have been caused by ‘driver error’
- Sources told TMZ ‘sudden acceleration and loss of control’ was to blame
- ‘None of the 3 people in the car were wearing seat belts’ when the vehicle barreled through a fence on Mulholland Highway in Malibu, the report says
- And Hart fled the scene while his two friends remained trapped, reports say
- Also in the vehicle was the 40-year-old’s trainer Rebecca Broxterman
- Comedian is reportedly back in action promoting his upcoming action sequel
- He showed up for several hours worth of video shoots on set on Monday
Kevin Hart fled the scene of his horror car smash last month while his two friends remained trapped in the vehicle, according to the crash report.
New details have emerged following the accident with law enforcement sources telling TMZ on Thursday that ‘none of the 3 people in the car were wearing seat belts’.
Hart, 40, had to have his spine fused back together after breaking it in three places when his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda barreled through a fence on Mulholland Highway in Malibu in September.
Now it has been revealed driver Jared Black was using a handsfree device for his phone during the accident and that his ‘sudden acceleration and loss of control’ caused the crash.
Not at fault: Kevin Hart’s horror smash was not the fault of the vehicle – or even Hart himself, according to the California Highway Patrol’s investigation. Hart seen here in June 2019
Ouch: Law enforcement sources told TMZ on Thursday that the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle funnyman’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was being driven by pal Jared Black and that ‘sudden acceleration and loss of control’ caused the accident last month
The determination came after law enforcement reportedly stripped down Hart’s vintage car and found it ‘did not have any mechanical issues’ and that the crash was caused by ‘driver error’.
Hart, who had extensive bodywork done to the Barracuda, told TMZ: ‘I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery.’
However the site also said their sources have stated there will be ‘multiple lawsuit[s] stemming from the crash’.
Meanwhile, the comedian is reportedly back in action promoting his upcoming action sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, according to TMZ.
The stand-up talent showed up for several hours worth of video shoots on set on Monday, in addition to another two-hour shoot on Tuesday and one more slated for Thursday.
While Hart is still not back to full health after the accident, the comedian is still committed to fulfilling his obligations.
Catastrophe: ‘None of the 3 people in the car were wearing seat belts’ when the vehicle barreled through a fence on Mulholland Highway in Malibu, say TMZ
Happier times: Hart seen here with the car – which police deemed to be mechanically sound
Hart returned home from his inpatient rehab facility on September 20, following the horrific crash that took place over the Labor Day holiday weekend involving a 1970 Baracuda muscle car that his friend was driving, that ended up in a ditch.
The actor suffered three spinal fractures from the accident, two in the thoracic section of the spine and one in the lumbar.
He spent 10 days in the hospital and was then transferred to the inpatient facility before returning home.
Wreckage: Hart returned home from his inpatient rehab facility on September 20, following the horrific crash that took place over the Labor Day holiday weekend
Hart has been easing himself back to health, and doctors have assured him that he’ll eventually be back to where he was before the accident.
Since he doesn’t have anything on his plate, as far as filming new projects, he’s been taking the time needed to get back to full health.
While Hart is normally in the gym working out constantly, he has pared back his regimen to exclusively to exercises approved by his physical therapist.