Newly released 911 audio from the aftermath of Kevin Hart’s Sunday morning car crash that left the comic actor with serious injuries to his back has provided some detail about the situation.
As a result of the crash, Hart reportedly suffered three fractures to his spine. He underwent a successful surgery on Sunday night that fused the fractures, TMZ reports. However, Hart is currently being heavily medicated due to the pain from his injuries.
One call provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department to NBC’s Today show features an unknown woman reportedly calling from Hart’s home in Calabasas, Calif. saying that she needed “someone to come get” a victim presumed to be Hart. As TMZ previously reported, Hart was taken from the scene of the crash on Mulholland Highway to his home by his security team.
“I don’t know what happened,” the caller says. “He’s not coherent at all."
The caller added that the person assumed to be Hart had not received treatment, saying “he can’t move.” The crash, the woman said, happened “20 minutes ago…outside of our gated community.” Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda had reportedly veered off the road just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, while Today indicates that the 911 call was placed just after 2 a.m.
Another 911 call placed from the scene of the crash, which was placed by an eyewitness and obtained by TMZ, describes the situation, and has created some confusion about who was driving at the time of the crash.
“They’re both awake,” the caller says. “It looks like the passenger is stuck in the car. The driver is out of the car but he looks a little hurt. I think the top of the car is crushed.”
As Today notes, it is not clear whether the eyewitness was referring to Hart, or a third passenger in the vehicle, Rebecca Broxterman, who was not seriously injured. Reports, however, have indicated that Hart was a passenger in the vehicle, and that the driver, who was also injured, was Jared Black. Police initially indicated that Black was found in the driver’s seat when emergency responders arrived.
Alcohol, police have said, is not considered to be a factor in the crash. However, the incident is currently under investigation.