The souped up 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hart was riding in did not have a five-point harness and a roll cage. The features are critically important for cars — like Hart’s — which also have a 720 horsepower engine.
Still, the comedian was lucky to be alive this week, after the Sept. 1 accident on Mulholland Highway left him with three spinal fractures.
He has since undergone back surgery and will require physical therapy to make a full recovery.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.