California Highway Patrol plans to disassemble Kevin Hart's 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Mail Online | 9/10/2019 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
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The California Highway Patrol reportedly plans to completely disassemble comedian Kevin Hart's 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in order to see if new safety laws for restored classic cars are needed.

Hart, who was in the passenger seat, and driver Jared Black were severely injured in the single-car rollover crash on September 1 near Calabasas, California.

Crash - Investigators - CHP - Car - Bolts

Now, crash investigators with CHP will strip the car down to the bolts to see whether it was properly restored, sources told TMZ.

The investigation may even result in new safety laws in California - such as a requirement that classic cars be equipped with three-point shoulder belts, rather than the two-point lap belts that used to be standard.

Process - Month - Week - Car - Weeks

The process may last up to a month, with one week allotted to disassemble the car, and another two to three weeks to evaluate the evidence and write the report.

CHP will investigate whether the car was improperly restored, and whether any mechanical failure contributed to the crash, in which the driver lost control and rolled down an embankment on Mulholland Highway.

Hart - Black - Injuries - Crash - Experts

Hart and Black both suffered severe back injuries in the crash, which experts say might have been minimized by a shoulder-strap seat belt.

After undergoing a surgery to fuse his spine in three places, Hart is now said to be walking slowly, and will undergo grueling physical...
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