Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was taken to
hospital with "major back injuries" on Sunday
following a car accident in Los Angeles.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Hart
was being driven in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
on Mulholland Highway at the time of the accident.
His wife Eniko Parrish told TMZ news reporters on
Monday that the comedian was awake and "going
to be just fine".

The accident happened just after midnight.
The driver, Jared Black, lost control of the car and
it tumbled into an embankment, the report stated.
Black also sustained major back injuries. A third
passenger was unhurt.

Oscars controversy
Black - the fiance of the third passenger, Rebecca
Broxterman - was determined not to have been
driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
Hart was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical
Centre and the driver was taken to another hospital,
the patrol report said.

Hart is known for his stand-up comedy and comic
roles in movies such as Ride Along and The Secret
Life of Pets.

He pulled out of hosting this year's Oscars
ceremony following a controversy over old
homophobic tweets.

The 40 year old said he did not want to be a
distraction and was "sorry he had hurt people".