A nasty car crash took place in Malibu involving Kevin Hart and two other passengers on early Sunday morning, and after seeing the pictures of the damage, it appears that it’s a miracle that everyone survived. While Hart was in the passenger side of the vehicle, and a female passenger, identified by police as Rebecca Broxterman, 31, sat in the backseat, his Plymouth Barracuda, which tumbled off Mulholland Highway, was being driven by Jared (Stanton) Black, 28, Broxterman’s fiancé.
In the crash video obtained by TMZ, Hart’s car plummeted 10 feet deep into a gully off the windy road on the Los Angeles coast. The vehicle smashed into the wooden fence off the highway, and the entire roof was crushed. While Hart and Black were taken to the hospital for what cops described as “major back injuries,” Broxterman, who is Kevin Hart’s wife Eniko’s personal trainer, survived without any noticeable injuries.
California Highway Police confirmed that Black was not under the influence, and had not been drinking. Hart was the first to emerge from the vehicle, and was picked up by a member of his security team before being taken to the hospital. In the police report, Hart “left the scene to his nearby by residence to get medical attention.”
On Sunday, Hart underwent surgery and is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days. His wife gave an update on Hart’s health on Monday saying, “He’s great. He’s going to be just fine” and is in “good spirits.” The comedian’s back injury did not affect his spinal accord and he’s expected to make a full recovery.
Black, who lost control of the vehicle, was found pinned against his seat, and the fire department had to saw off the roof to get him out. He was reportedly airlifted to UCLA Westwood hospital, while Hart sought treatment at Northridge Hospital. After Broxterman was freed from the car, she “suffered only complaint of pain.”
The police report described the accident on September 1, “at approximately 0045 hours, A 1970 Plymouth Barracuda driven by Jared Black turned from the southbound Cold Canyon Road to eastbound Mulholland Highway. Black immediately lost control of the vehicle and the Plymouth left the road and rolled over down the northern embankment.”
The vintage car involved in the accident, was a 40th birthday present the actor bought for himself in July. Hours before the accident, the comedian posted a since deleted video on his Instagram stories of himself in the vintage vehicle, burning out the rubbers on the tires. The person filming Hart could be heard saying, “Cool out,” because of the screeching noise becoming too loud.
Earlier on Saturday, Hart’s wife, Eniko Parrish, shared videos on her Instagram story of the Jumanji star playing with their children. Married since 2016, the couple share son, Kenzo, 21 months. The actor is also a father to son Kendrix, 11, and daughter, Heaven, 14, from his previous marriage to Torrei Hart.
Who are Jared Stanton Black & Rebecca Broxterman?
Fitness trainer Rebecca Broxterman and Jared, who goes by the last name Stanton on social media, but the surname “Black” professionally, got engaged in June. While Rebecca fills her Instagram page with work out video and inspiring quotes, Jared keeps a much lower profile online, and keeps his page private.
According to Jared’s IMDB page, he works a producer, actor, and director. His latest project which just completed production is a short film entitled, Red Letter.
Twitter Reactions to the News of Hart’s Car Crash
Quickly after photos and videos of the accident were released online, fans took to Twitter to send their well-wishes to the comedian and pray for his quick recovery.