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Comedian Kevin Hart Recovering After Being Injured in Car Crash

FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Kevin Hart poses for photos at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Hart has been injured in a car crash in the hills above Malibu on Sunday, Sept. 1. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

By Amy Russo
Black Voices

Comedian Kevin Hart is on the path to recovery after being involved in a serious car accident Sunday morning in Calabasas, California, according to his wife, Eniko Parrish.

“He’s great. He’s going to be just fine,” Parrish told TMZ on her way into the hospital Monday, coffee in hand. She added that Hart is awake and in “good” spirits.

According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, Hart and celebrity trainer Rebecca Broxterman were passengers in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda being driven by friend Jared Black early Sunday.

Just before 1 a.m., Black made a turn and “immediately lost control of the vehicle,” causing it to veer off the road and roll down an embankment.

Black and Broxterman were both trapped inside the car. Hart, who suffered “major back injuries,” was able to get out of the vehicle.

Photos of the scene obtained by TMZ show the front end of the car practically obliterated and the windshield mangled.

A source told People that Hart underwent back surgery and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days while he recuperates. TMZ also reported the surgery.

Authorities determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol.