Kevin Hart is on the mend, but he won’t be out of the woods for a long time, the comedian will require extensive physical therapy … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Kevin tell us he’s expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week. However, he’ll have a heavy physical therapy workload in the coming weeks, along with a steady schedule of follow-up doctors appointments.
TMZ broke the story … cops say Kevin was riding shotgun in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda early Sunday morning when it careened off Mulholland Highway, leaving the driver and a backseat passenger pinned. Kevin left the scene to get medical help and was taken to a nearby hospital.
While we’ve been told Kevin’s Sunday night back surgery
was a success — there’s still work to be done to ensure he comes back 100 percent.
Crash investigators told us alcohol was not a factor, but we are told cops are looking into excessive speed as a possible cause of the wreck. A witness within earshot of the crash said they heard tires screeching — like the vehicle was peeling out — before hearing a loud boom.
The driver of the vehicle, Jared Black, was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Jared’s fiancee, Rebecca Broxterman — who is Eniko Hart‘s trainer — was in the backseat, but made it out with minor pain.