Kevin Hart Reportedly Suffers Major Back Injury From Car Crash

September 1, 2019 Updated: September 2, 2019

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart reportedly suffered injuries in a vehicle crash early Sept. 1 near Calabasas, California.

Officials said the crash took place around 12:45 a.m. near Mulholland Highway and Cold Canyon Road, ABC7 reported, citing the California Highway Patrol.

Hart was not driving but was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver lost control on a turn.

The classic car went off the road and rolled down an embankment. Two people were trapped in the rollover.

The CHP said Hart suffered significant back injuries and was taken to Northridge Hospital. The driver of the Barracuda was also hospitalized.

According to E! News, the driver of the car was identified as Hart’s friend Jared Black. Officials also told Entertainment Tonight that Black was “determined not to be under the influence of alcohol.”  Black and another passenger, Rebecca Broxterman, were trapped in the car as a result of the accident.

Broxterman, did not need hospital treatment, according to the reports.

TMZ also posted photos of what appears to be Hart’s Barracuda, showing the crumpled vehicle’s roof.

After the crash, a member of Hart’s security team reportedly showed up in an SUV and picked him up, TMZ reported. Police told the news outlet he went home to “get medical attention” and was eventually treated at the hospital.

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

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Before the crash, Hart also posted a video of himself in the Barracuda. He reportedly purchased the car in July as a birthday present to himself.

“I added some more muscle to the family for my 40th….welcome home ‘Menace’ #MuscleCarLover,” he wrote at the time.

Crash Deaths in the United States

Tens of thousands of people are killed and millions injured each year from motor vehicle crashes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says these deaths cost more than $380 million in direct medical costs.

The major risk factors for crash deaths in the United States are not using seat belts, car seats, and booster seats (factors in over 9,500 crash deaths); drunk driving (a factor in more than 10,000 crash deaths); and speeding (contributing to more than 9,500 crash deaths).

According to 2017 data from the CDC, the 10 leading causes of death in the United States were: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, and suicide.

These further break down as follows: the most common are unintentional poisoning deaths (58,335), followed by motor vehicle traffic deaths (40,327), and unintentional fall deaths in third place (34,673).

The total number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries in the United States in 2017 was 30.8 million, according to the CDC.

The 10 leading causes accounted for 74 percent of all deaths in the United States in 2017.

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