Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is being treated in hospital after a car crash left him with serious back injuries.

A passenger in the car being driven by his friend, Jared Black, alongside Rebecca Broxterman, Kevin Hart sustained major injuries as the vehicle overturned.

As the California Highway Patrol have it, the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was being driven through California’s West Valley at around 1AM on Sunday (1st September), before it lost control.


The document explains that after he made a turn, Black ‘immediately lost control of the vehicle,’ which ‘left the road and rolled over down’ an embankment.

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Black and Broxterman were trapped in the car following the crash, while Hart was able to escape and look for help. Emergency units were forced to cut the roof off the car to retrieve the couple. Rebecca Broxterman was left unharmed, while Jared Black was injured alongside Kevin Hart, who is being treated in Northridge Hospital.

The report states that no alcohol was found within the vehicle and was not a factor in the crash.


On the plus side, doctors have made clear that they expect Hart to make a full recovery, given that he didn’t sustain any spinal cord damage during the crash.

Who is Jared Black?

Jared Black is a close friend of Hart’s, who lives a more subdued life, with a minimal IMDb page and a private Instagram account under the name of Stanton.


The IMDb page lists 28-year-old Black as a producer, actor and director who has worked on the likes of Delirium (2015), Vigilante Diaries (2016), and Red Letter (2018).

Who is Rebecca Broxterman?

Broxterman, who is engaged to Black, is a personal trainer who is far more involved on social media than her fiancee.

She also runs a fitness brand under the name of BitiBrand.

Our thoughts go out to Hart and Black as we hope they can recover fully and promptly.

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