Kevin Hart Crash Caused By Reckless Driving


That probably won't end the lawsuits though.

The car crash involving Kevin Hart and his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda has caused chaos, as well as the injury, with lawsuits flying and California Highway Patrol looking to use the crash to help shape legislation over car restoration. Hart wasn't driving, but the driver who was in control of the vehicle when it fell off the road on Mulholland Drive is suing Hart as the car didn't have 'proper' safety equipment. It was also reported that the passenger in the back seat was suing Hart.


NBC News is reporting that the California Highway Patrol has now concluded that it was reckless driving that caused the accident. Which means that all the involved lawyers will likely be checking their hourly billing rates, clearing the paperwork, sharpening their pencils, and preparing to act according to the new information.

Hart not only had his amazing Hellcat-powered 1970 Plymouth Barracuda written off in the crash, but his spine was fractured in three places. Still, Hart said in a statement through his attorney: "I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery." Hart's own recovery will take time as he has undergone back surgery and is now in physical therapy.

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As for the crash itself, the conclusion California Highway Patrol has drawn is that Black "quickly accelerated" as he turned, causing the right rear tire to lose traction and Black to lose control of the car. The car then hit a tapered curb and a vinyl fence before plunging down an embankment and hitting a tree.

According to the report, reckless driving is defined under California state law as "a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving."


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