“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.
.@CHPWestValley officials confirm actor/comedian @KevinHart4real was seriously injured after a friend, who was driving Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, lost control of the car and rolled it down an embankment in Malibu Hills. @KNX1070 has obtained a copy of the CHP report. pic.twitter.com/3tbNU1pqKM— Cooper Rummell (@KNXCooper) September 1, 2019
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.