CALIFORNIA – Comedian Kevin Hart and his driver suffered “major back injuries” in a car crash in the Malibu Hills late Saturday night, according to several reports.
Police sources told TMZ a classic Plymouth Barracuda belonging to Hart, 40, veered off the road on the Mulholland Highway which is a dangerous road, especially at night.
The vehicle ended up in a ditch about 10 feet off the side of the winding road after it smashed through a wooden fence.
The accident happened just before 1 AM Sunday on the winding and treacherous Mulholland Highway. Crash scene video, obtained by TMZ, shows Kevin’s Plymouth Barracuda deep in a gully about 10 feet off the road.
The car smashed through wooden fencing along the roadside, and you can see the roof was completely crushed by the impact.
Cops have confirmed the vehicle belongs to Kevin, but they tell us he was not driving at the time of the accident. There were 2 other people were in the car, including the driver — and cops say Kevin and the driver both suffered “major back injuries.”The third person is a woman who did not require hospital treatment. Police say the driver had not been drinking.Kevin was first out of the vehicle and according to a witness, a member of his security team showed up in an SUV and picked him up. Kevin lives nearby and cops say he went home “to get medical attention.” He was eventually treated at a hospital.
2:58 PM PT — Police tell us the driver of the car was found pinned in his seat under the crushed roof and so was the female passenger. We’re told the fire department had to saw off the roof to free them.We’re also told the driver was airlifted across town to UCLA Medical Center. His condition and Kevin’s is unknown at this point. We’ve reached out to Kevin’s rep, but no word back yet.
We wish them the best and hope for a quick recovery.