Kevin Hart Sustains "Major Back Injuries" After Serious Car Accident

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The actor-comedian's wife says he's awake and doing "great" after reportedly having back surgery: "He's going to be just fine."

Kevin Hart was involved in a serious car accident early Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter can confirm. 

According to a press release sent to THR from the California Highway Patrol, Hart was not driving the car, identified as a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, but rather Jared Black was. According to the CHP, Black lost control while driving from southbound Cold Canyon Road to eastbound Mulholland Highway, where the car left the road and rolled over down the northern embankment.

After the car rolled into a ditch, Black and the other passenger, identified as Rachel Broxterman, were trapped inside.

Following the accident, Hart left the scene for his nearby home where he sought medical attention. Both Black and the actor sustained "major back injuries" and were taken to nearby hospitals. Broxterman was not taken to the hospital and only had a complaint of pain. 

Alcohol was not determined to be a factor in the crash.

On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Hart had undergone back surgery Sunday night following the accident. Hart's wife, Eniko, told TMZ outside of the hospital following the surgery that Hart was awake and doing "great. ... He's going to be just fine."

Asked by a photographer what kind of "spirits" Hart was in, she replied: "He's good."

Hart in July took to Instagram to share a photo of the vintage car, revealing that he purchased it as a 40th birthday present. "I added some more muscle to the family for my 40th…." the actor posted. "Welcome home ‘Menace' #MuscleCarLover." 





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

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Sept. 2, 10:58 a.m. Added comments from Eniko Hart.