Kevin Hart and the 2 individuals who crashed Sept. 1 in his vehicle have all been lawyers, TMZ has learned, and everyone is waiting for a large lawsuit.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us that the driver who sustained severe back and chest injuries has an attorney, as does the backseat passenger, who only sustained minor injuries. Kevin also has an attorney.
We’re informed that in the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Kevin is in the crosshairs of the other 2 individuals because the vehicle had no security harnesses or airbags. The reasoning is that there is… Kevin should have worried less about maintaining the vehicle authentic and more about security— and it is negligence not to do so.
The driver might also be on the hook for Kevin and the passenger on the backseat, but it’s premature as the CHP is still investigating the cause of the crash.
The large problem… We’re told the business could look at a lawsuit to customize the vehicle. So the argument continues… The company is an expert and even if Kevin wanted a custom job without a safety harness, the company should have refused the job because it wasn’t secure… With a strong 720-horsepower engine in particular.
We approached 10 custom vehicle businesses across the nation and asked if the crash of Kevin opened their eyes and changed their minds about customizing classic vehicles without installing security harnesses. If that’s what the client wanted, 8 out of 10 said they would. Only two said they were not going to.
It’s interesting because it opens up these businesses to a lawsuit, particularly if passengers are wounded in the vehicle.
Our sources of law enforcement inform us… The CHP may put pressure on the California State Legislature to ban custom vehicle businesses from rolling out goods without harnesses… Whether or not the client likes them.