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The driver who crashed Kevin Hart's Barracuda is suing... Kevin Hart

R​ecovering from his injuries are now the least of Kevin's worries

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S​o you may have heard not so long ago that we very nearly lost global comedic superstar, Kevin Hart, in a car crash.

T​he specific details of the crash are somewhat unknown. What we do know is that a friend of Hart's was driving his 700hp 1970 Plymouth Barracuda late on night in Beverly Hills, when he lost control late and ended up in a ditch. Hart, a female backseat passenger and the driver all suffered significant but non-life threatening injuries. Hart was described to be in a stable condition shortly after the accident but was it was reported that he had serious back injuries.

H​e has since returned home and is said to be recovering well. But that is probably now the least of his worries as reports have surfaced that the driver of the vehicle, Jared Black, is now gearing up to sue the famous actor.

Reports suggest that Mr Black is suing because Hart allowed him to drive the vehicle when he had no prior experience driving such a fast car. He is also suing because of the lack of safety features in the car such as harnesses and airbags. It does not end there though.

S​peedKore, the custom car manufacturers, are also at risk of being sued as they built the car. The fact that the car was built without such safety equipment may constitute negligence on their part and Kevin's for not requesting it, prior to purchase.

A​t the moment nothing is in motion as the California Highway Patrol are still investigating the crash, so all parties will be waiting for the final police report to be filed. In either retaliation or preparation, Kevin Hart has also hired a lawyer.

I​t is highly likely though that this case could set a precedent for custom car companies to make sure that any cars they build, leaves their site with the standard safety features that most would expect, whether the buyer specifies them or not.

T​his is what the crashed Plymouth Barracuda by SpeedKore would have looked like. Hart bought it as a birthday present to himself for his 40th and was quick to show it off on his Instagram.

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W​hat do you think?

W​ho is in the wrong here? And should Hart be penalised over this?

L​et me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Comments (212)

  • As a fully licensed Driver, Mr Black should take responsibility for his own actions, he didn't have to drive it so fast, even 700hp is quite controllable when driven like a daily driver not a race car. As for Speedkore, they should learn from this and install safety equipment like seat belts etc. that are engineered for the car. I don't think they should be sued unless something happened because of poor design or failure, in other words, they did something that contributed to the accident. If anything Kevin Hart should sue Mr Black for damage to a rare car that was completely restored at a huge cost. People need to take responsibility for their actions, not accuse other for their blunder.

      9 months ago
  • Mr black is a gold digger and a asshole of a friend. He should be paying the insurance excess on Hart’s insurance premium. Typically Americans try to Blame others for their stupidity.

      9 months ago
    • Plenty of people besides "Americans" out there who are stupid.

      Targeting Americans is a fun game but it isn't fair labelling all 338 Million of them for one person's stupidity.

        9 months ago
    • ye, but it's not only one, is there?

        9 months ago
  • USA, where you can crash a friend's car and sue him because it's his fault.

    Speechless.

      9 months ago
    • California people are like that. They will sue you for anything and everything they possibly can

        9 months ago
    • It’s funny how the rest of the world can only make themselves feel better by applying non-substantiated BS as a basis for attempting to knock the US. I would feel sorry for you if you weren’t so pathetic.

        9 months ago
  • All drivers are responsible for their actions, so I don't believe the driver has much of a case. He could've turned down the driving duties. As an old car enthusiast, I am in favor of the car having to meet only the safety standards in place at the time of its construction. However, most cars modified for any track duty usually have additional safety features. It asks the question, what the car was modified to do? It also presents an opportunity for the aftermarket to produce safety products for the cars that are modified for any use beyond their original intention or just for an owners piece of mind . That being said, anybody building any type of vehicle, may well recognize the need for basic safety features. I am a fan of both hotrods and ratrods but have winced at the idea of being in any kind of accident, in a vehicle that lacks basic safety features, and a lot of sharp metal in the interiors. We all take our chances on the road, but it may be time to remember and invest in safety in design and function. I do not believe that new laws need to passed, but industry awareness and some old fashion common sense be used in any build.

      9 months ago
    • I believe that the standard equipment on old vehicles should be left as is, and sure hope they don’t mandate roll cages or something stupid! In the same way as you can use a piece of 1940s farm machinery despite it not having all of the assists...

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        9 months ago
    • Basic safety features change every year or two so we add airbag's collapsible columns and frames that crush , antilock brakes , seatbelts that contain explosives to tighten belts on my 59 Studebaker or what trash it or just let it sit where...

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        9 months ago
  • Looking forward to hear Hart's jokes regarding the idiot who is now preparing to sue him.

      9 months ago
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