KEVIN HART


Report: Man driving Kevin Hart's vintage muscle car caused crash

LOS ANGELES -- A man driving Kevin Hart's vintage muscle car accelerated recklessly on a Southern California highway, causing the accident that left the comedian, driver and another passenger seriously injured, investigators said in a report released Thursday.Jared Black was turning on to Mulholland Highway near Malibu early on Sept. 1 when he accelerated and lost control while driving the comic actor's 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with Hart and Black's fiancee, Rebecca Broxterman, as passengers, the report from the California Highway Patrol said.The car then careened down an embankment and slammed into a tree, the report said. Evidence from an examination of the Plymouth suggested no one had been wearing seatbelts. Hart is limiting his professional commitments but expects to be back at work by the beginning of next year, Brettler said.The report reiterated that Black was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It said he violated the law, but did not say whether charges were likely.The CHP redacted the statements given to investigators by the three people involved, along with all details about their injuries.Neither Black nor Broxterman could be reached for comment. The sides were also smashed, and some doors couldn't be opened.Black and Broxterman were trapped inside and had to be removed by first responders, who took them to a hospital.Hart got out of the car and quickly left the scene, the report said.

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