The man driving comedian Kevin Hart‘s car was driving recklessly and caused the September 1 crash that seriously injured Hart, authorities said in a report released Thursday.
Jared Black was driving Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in Los Angeles when he accelerated into a turn on Mulholland Highway and lost control of the car, according to the police report. The car slid down an embankment and slammed into a tree.
Both Hart and Black’s fiancee, Rebecca Broxterman, were passengers in the car, police said. Hart and Black suffered serious back injuries, while Broxterm had minor injuries. Hart issued a statement through his lawyer saying, “I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery,” he said. Hart is still recovering from the crash and undergoing physical therapy at his home, his lawyer said.