Kevin Hart, as well as passengers in his doomed 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, are lawyering up.
The comedian is taking heat from those who were injured in the Sept. 1 crash, including the driver and a second passenger, who say Hart showed negligence for not having critical safety features installed like airbags and safety harnesses, according to a report from TMZ.
The missing safeguards — standard in more modern vehicles —were not common back in the 1970s, so Hart reportedly passed on them for an extra bit of authenticity.
The body shop who designed Hart’s car may also be on the hook for allowing the custom job to go through, reported TMZ, which said a negligence claim could be rooted in the body shop’s decision to go ahead with the job despite the lack of modern safeguards in the powerful, 720 horsepower engine vehicle.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.