Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda Crash Investigated By Californian Authorities

The California Highway Patrol is reportedly investigating the crash involving Kevin Hart’s modified Hellcat-powered Plymouth Barracuda, TMZ reports.

It is not uncommon for Californian authorities to examine such incidents thoroughly. Ordinarily, it takes the department between three to four weeks to completely disassemble a car and determine the cause of the crash. Forensic experts also comb over every fine detail of the car and later issue a report on the crash.

Also Read: Kevin Hart’s Hellcat-Powered Barracuda Destroyed In Crash, Actor Injured

What makes this incident unique is that, due to its high-profile nature and the injuries Hart sustained, there is apparently a chance the California Highway Patrol could make a recommendation to the state legislature requiring customized and restored vehicles of this sort to feature five-point safety harnesses.

A source within the police department reportedly told TMZ that, even if the investigation determines the crash was caused by a mechanical fault, the presence of safety harnesses could have “prevented or minimized” the serious back injuries Hart and the driver suffered.

In addition, it is believed that they want to find out whether the classic American muscle car, which the actor and comedian took delivery of just two months before the crash, was properly restored and modified.

Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda started out life in 1970, but earlier this year was and outfitted with a Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged V8 pumping out 707 HP. In addition to the new engine, the car featured unique carbon fiber body panels and also had a completely overhauled interior.

 

  • thejohnnycanuck

    What’s to investigate? Two rich guys in a powerful car got in over their heads and ran out of talent.

    You don’t exactly need to be Columbo to figure this one out.

    • Jay

      They probably want to charge the driver with some citations.

  • BlackPegasus

    Kevin Hart’s people pulled him out of the car and drove away to avoid criminal charges.

    Put that in your report and do as you please.

    • Mark

      Yeah, no. He wasn’t the one driving and waited until emergency services arrived.

  • Bash

    Exactly two months ago I remember commenting on how excellent the car and engine swap choices he made, now all I can say is to how much sorry I am for Kevin’s unfortunate accident, I wish him a fast recovery.

    • Jay

      The first time I looked at I was amazed, they did really good. Also wished they put a roll cage in too.

  • Griddle Jim

    A five-point safety harness would have been useless in this accident without a ROLL CAGE.

    Notice how the roof completely collapsed???

    A five-point safety harness (which forces you to sit upright) probably would have been deadly in this case.

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