The driver who crashed Kevin Hart's Barracuda is suing... Kevin Hart
Recovering from his injuries are now the least of Kevin's worries
So you may have heard not so long ago that we very nearly lost global comedic superstar, Kevin Hart, in a car crash.
The 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.
He 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.
SpeedKore, 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.
At 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.
It 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.
This 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.