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LAPD Investigating Orlando

10/16/2007 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Orlando BloomTMZ has learned the LAPD is investigating the car crash involving Orlando Bloom, and cops are still looking at the possibility that he committed hit and run.

The accident occurred just after 2:00 AM Friday, after Bloom left a Hollywood club. The woman in the back seat, prominent fashion stylist Cher Coulter, suffered a fractured neck in the crash. Minutes after leaving the club, Orlando smashed into a parked Porsche, then began walking away from the scene. X17 has video of paparazzi repeatedly urging Bloom to return, which he finally did.

Ironically, as Coulter left the club, before getting in the car, she said to Orlando, "What, are you gonna leave me on the street." Minutes later, that's exactly what he did -- when he walked away.

Detectives tell us Orlando has been interviewed by cops, and he said an SUV with paparazzi cut him off and caused the crash. The LAPD is investigating that as well.

As to why Bloom was not given a field sobriety test, one detective says that even if an officer saw "minor objective symptoms" of intoxication, it's still a subjective judgment call.

The LAPD tells us the investigation is open and active.

We contacted Bloom's rep -- so far, no word back.

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61.

marie    

This is the second accident paparazzi have caused in two months and wow, yeah it's the celebrities fault. So glad that the celebrities are always guilty and paparazzi guiltless. No one's learned anything in 10 years since Diana's accident.

2473 days ago
62.

Melissa    

Love how celebs get slaps on the wrist.

If you are famous you can do anything and get off scott free.

So unfair how things work!

2472 days ago
63.

doxieowned    

If you make that much money, for goodness sake, HIRE A DRIVER!!!

2472 days ago
64.

Lr1234    

I"ll take Orlando home and make sure he's safe. Gimme!

2472 days ago
65.

Tyrone    

He's guilty of being talentless and gay.

2472 days ago
66.

LADYWOLF    

HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT??? HE WAS PROBALY A LITTLE DISORIENTED, HE WALKED A LITTLE WAYS AWAY AND AFTER HIS HEAD CLEARED FROM TALKING TO WHOEVER, HE WALKED BACK. I AM SURE THE LAPD THOUGHT HE WAS SOBER, THEY WILL ARREST ANYONE, CELEBRITY OR NOT, IF THEY THINK YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE!!! HAVEN'T YOU BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS LATELY?

2472 days ago
67.

Gail    

He was not driving when he left the club..

2472 days ago
68.

Nessie-Lynn    

This has saddened me. *cries* Orlando you idiot! Why are you doing this to your fans?

Maybe it's time you went back to good old England.

2472 days ago
69.

SShhhh    

OK PEOPLE....
Maybe, He was just confused from the crash....Why is it when we do something;
we WANT/ DEMAND/ DESERVE the benefit of that expression.... Why not a CELEB...ok not PARIS-Lindsay-, But most other HUMANS...
YOU COULD SEE HIS FACE. AND BY THE WAY---HE WAS NOT RUNNING---- HE WAS WALKING. HIT AND WALK. LESS THAN 1 BLOCK. WITH THE CAMERAS ON HIM THE WHOLE TIME. REALLYYYYYY YEP THATS HIT AND WALK FOR SURE. GETTTTTT REAAALLLLLLLL

2472 days ago
70.

wow    

have any of yall seen the movies? he didnt make em he just prformd in em. dont hate the playa, hate the game yall. bsides, he was prbly drunk yadda yadda, all the celebs do it, lets pick on somone else. the cops prbly couldnt find anything else to do anyways. duh!

2472 days ago
71.

Riann    

I saw the footage of the accident scene on Access Hollywood. Orlando did walk away briefly, but returned. In the footage they showed of him walking away, he appeared a bit dazed and shaken (hell, he was just in an accident, can you blame him?) , but did not in any way appear like he was trying to flee the scene. He was walking, not running. He looked more like he was just trying to collect himself. They also showed footage of him checking with all of the people involved with the accident to see if any of them were seriously hurt. If the damn papparazzi hadn't been following him, I bet the accident wouldn't even have happened. Gee, anyone else remember what happened to Princess Diana? Leave the poor guy alone.

2472 days ago
72.

kokomo    

Why oh why did I not accept that movie contract! I could be doing all kinds
of illegal things and getting away with it now!!

2472 days ago
73.

kokomo    

LADYWOLF, I've been in several auto accidents. Some worse than others. Never did I even think of getting out of the car (if I was physically able) and walking away. Not a good excuse in my book!

2472 days ago
74.

Francis    

Just leave him alone. If he were anyone else you wouldn't care.

2472 days ago
75.

It's me    

The LAPD couldn't find chop suey in chinatown. The celebrities run wild and nothing is done about it.

2472 days ago
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