911 Audio Details Scene After Crash That Injured Kevin Hart

By The Associated Press

A 911 call released Wednesday describes the moments after Kevin Hart was seriously injured after his muscle car crashed on a mountainous Southern California roadway.

The witness describes a man believed to be Hart and telling a dispatcher that he “looked like he’s hurting.”

The eyewitness account is part of 911 audio recordings released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A California Highway Patrol collision report said Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment early Sunday.

Also in the vehicle were Jared Black, who was driving, and his fiancee, Rebecca Broxterman. The report said Black was not under the influence of alcohol.

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Kevin Hart at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 11, 2018. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

The witness also described Black as appearing to be seriously hurt. The witness also said the roof of the totaled vehicle was “crushed” with smashed in doors. He said he was at the accident “with another car that pulled over to help” adding “only one car” went off the highway.

The CHP said Hart, 40, and Black, 28, suffered “major back injuries.” Hart’s wife has said the actor-comedian will be fine.

Broxterman, 31, only complained of pain.

The report said Hart had left the scene to his nearby residence to get medical attention. He and Black were ultimately taken to different hospitals.

Even though his wife, Eniko Parrish, said he is “going to be just fine,” his physical rehabilitation will take several weeks, TMZ reported.  He underwent back surgery over the weekend.

A source told TMZ that he will be released from the hospital at the end of the weekend but will have to return to the hospital for physical therapy appointments as well as follow-up doctors’ appointments.

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Eniko Parrish and Kevin Hart attend the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Night School” in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2018. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

The accident, which remains under investigation, occurred on a stretch of road in the hills above the city of Malibu.

A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol told Yahoo that officials are looking at whether excessive speed factored into the crash.

“It’s something we look at with pretty much every collision, so it’s not really unique to this collision,” CHP officer Weston Haver said. “A lot of time speed is a factor… but that is something the investigating officer is looking into.”

Hart emerged from his roots in standup comedy to become one a major Hollywood star. His next major release, “Jumanji: The Next Level,” is scheduled for release in December.

Epoch Times Reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.