Comedian Kevin Hart was seriously injured in a car accident early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol has confirmed.
According to a news release from government departments, the actor was one of two fares in the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda being conducted in accordance with his friend Jared Black in the West Valley just before 1 a.m.
The document explains that after he made a turn, Black “immediately lost self-control of motor vehicles, ” which “left the road and rolled over down” an embankment.
Black and Rebecca Broxterman were caught inside the car. Hart, who “sustained major back traumata, ” was able to escape the vehicle to find help. He is now being treated at Northridge Hospital.
Alcohol was not found to be a factor in the crash.
Hart’s representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.