A man driving Kevin Harts classic cars accelerated ruthlessly on a highway in Southern California, causing the accident in which the comedian, driver and another passengerthe investigators said in an am Thursday published report with. Jared Black turned on the Mulholland Highway near Malibu early September 1, when he accelerated the cartoon comedian's 1970s Plymouth Barracuda with Hart and Black's fiancé Rebecca Broxterman and lost control.
The car then crashed down an embankment and hit a tree, according to the report. An investigation of the Plymouth showed that no one was buckled.
"I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery," Hart said in a statement released later Thursday by his lawyer. According to Entertainment Weekly, these were Hart's first public comments since the crash.
The authorities previously said that Hart, a 40-year old, and Black, a 28-year-old, had severe back injuries, while the 31
Harts attorney Andrew Brettler told The Associated Press on Thursday that the actor is well, that he is still recovering from his injuries and doing physiotherapy at home. Hart limits his work commitments, but expects to be back at work early next year.
The report reiterated that Black was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was said to be breaking the law, but he did not say that charges were likely.
The CHP edited the statements of the three parties to the investigators and details of their injuries.
Neither Black nor Broxterman could have it for a comment. It was not clear if a lawyer or another representative could speak for them.
No other cars were involved in the crash.
Black turned right at 00:45 clock on the Mulholland Highway in the recently rebuilt and modernized Barracuda had a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 supercharged engine, it says in the report. Due to its fast acceleration, the right rear tire broke the traction and he lost control.
The car crossed the opposite lane of the two-lane highway and drove down the steep embankment, knocking down a vinyl fence before it hit the tree head-on. So heavy that it was uprooted and rolled down the hill, the report said. The pages were also smashed and some doors could not be opened.
Black and Broxterman were trapped and had to be removed by first responders who took them to a hospital.
Hart got out of the car and got out quickly leaving the scene, the report said. The CHP said he had gone to his nearby home to seek medical help and was later hospitalized.
A witness who saw the crash named 911 and said a man who seemed to be "looking tough", according to a recording previously published by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Hart, a Philadelphian-born actor who has become an outstanding comedy and has become a major movie star in recent years, will be featured next in "Jumanji": "The Next Level," a film he finished before the crash scheduled for December.
After the crash, several social media celebrities spoke in favor of Hart. "Stop dealing with my emotional brother," wrote Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on Instagram. The actor published a silly photo of the couple riding camels from the upcoming "Jumanji" movie.