Classic sports car Kevin Hart was riding at time of car crash lacked key safety features: report
The blue 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that crashed Sept. 1 in southern California, injuring comedian Kevin Hart and the car’s driver, lacked key safety features typical for such vehicles, according to a TMZ report.
It’s “highly unusual” for cars with 720 horsepower not to have a five-point harness and a roll cage, TMZ reported, citing multiple unidentified car shop owners who work with performance cars.
Jared Black, 28, was operating the car — with the 40-year-old entertainer in a passenger seat — at the time of the crash near the Mulholland Highway, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Both Black and Hart sustained significant back injuries, according to the CHP. A third rider was not hospitalized.
Tiffany Haddish, a friend of Hart, told Entertainment Tonight on Friday that Hart was “doing fine.”
“As far as I know, from the last I heard, he’s fine,” Haddish said. “He’s already walking. He’s good.”