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Cops to Give D.A. Bloom Case for Felony Review

10/20/2007 12:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Orlando BloomLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD will submit the Orlando Bloom car crash case to the L.A. County D.A.'s office, and the D.A. will then decide whether to file felony hit and run charges against the actor.

Bloom crashed a car into a parked Porsche just after 2:00 AM Friday. He walked away from the crash, leaving two passengers inside the car, one injured with a fractured neck. X17 shot video of Bloom walking from the scene. Several photogs then told Bloom he'd be in big trouble if he kept walking, and Bloom turned back and asked if someone would call an ambulance -- suggesting he did not call 911 before leaving the scene. That would be an important factor in deciding if this were a hit and run.

Bloom claims a paparazzi-driven SUV caused the crash. Police are investigating. They are interviewing photogs at the scene. And law enforcement says there are surveillance tapes of the incident which they are also reviewing.

A cop connected with the case tells TMZ the case will be submitted to the D.A. "in a week or so."

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Adrienne    

I am giving him the benefit of doubt, thinking it must be that he was in shock.

2457 days ago
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XBloomfan    

I hope he gets what is coming to him, maybe this is one time his looks wont help him.

2457 days ago
18.

XD Lol    

Uh Oh! It looks as if Orlie is going to be some ones girlfriend in the prison.

2457 days ago
19.

ejl    



I think it's BS. What did he do wrong? He didn't leave the accident. He walked a few feet away from the accident and returned. I'm sure he was in shock.

2457 days ago
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Kimmie    

HAVE ANY OF READ THE CALIFORNIA LAWS FOR HIT & RUN? I have and it appears that Orlando didn't do anything against that law. He did not break the law. TMZ SHOULD BE INVESTED FOR FOR THEIR PRACTICES AND HOW THEY GET THEIR VIDEOS AND PICTURES.

XBloomFan don't hate him because he's beautiful.

2457 days ago
21.

darice    

I can't believe this! He gets driven off the the road and he is in trouble? The people the DA should be going after are the photogs and the idiot who cause the crash.What people forget is that Orlando & his female passengers are the victims here,not the moronic photographers chasing him.

2457 days ago
22.

Izzy    

So, you're saying he thought about walking away, maybe even took a few steps, but didn't actually leave the scene? He was there when the police got there. There's nothing to prove he was drinking or drugging and they're going to charge him with . . .? You guys are getting as pathetic as x17.

The good news is that Britney can add another hit and run to her record since she ran over a guy's foot and actually drove away. Because surely TMZ isn't stupid enough to claim one person walking a few steps is worse than another actually fleeing.

2457 days ago
23.

Jenny    

Does anyone think Bloom intended to try to walk off and avoid the consequences? Um, yes.

Am I not supposed to believe my own eyes? I see the guy walking away from an accident and hear a photographer telling him his actions could be construed as a hit and run and he needed to go back and deal with the consequences . I see Bloom mull that over and go back. He didn't even deny that he was leaving the scene. It was apparent to everyone. What other conclusion is there?

And do not attempt to convince me he was in "shock". You just characterized this as a "minor" accident so why would he be in shock to the point that he would have to flee the scene?

2457 days ago
24.

lolli    

I dont think Orlando should be charged with anything maybe a rollocking from the police. I would like to know exactly what was said to the bloke e was having a discussion about in the car previous to the RTA. Can anyone lipread? Also is the woman involved anybody.?......model/rising star etc., (sorry Im not familiar with her face). Orlando said I thought he was your boyfriend......to which she replied he's not my boyfriend. Is Orlando a groper or something..........what did he do to her that upset her? Someone fill me in please.

2457 days ago
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Janice    

The real question here is who caused the accident?

2457 days ago
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Anon2    

Sadly, it seems to me that Orlando exhibited very poor judgment that evening. I have a feeling many factors were involved in the accident, and if another vehicle caused Orlando to swerve and drive into a parked car, that event may appear on surveillance tapes. It seems to be that Orlando would have been wise to have a designated driver that night or call a cab. He has hopped in an out of clubs before with a driver waiting for him, I'm sure. If he had been tired, slightly intoxicated, etc, his judgment would have been impaired. If he had been in shock, such an evaluation would have been made and a conclusion reached either at the scene via the paramedics, or at the hospital upon his arrival. This may not be the first time he has exercised poor judgment or shown a lapse in character. In my opinion, he should have called 911 immediately, instead of possibly relying on the paparazzi, whom he should know by now would sell their own mothers down the river if the price were right! Such an error in judgment may prove costly in more ways than one. If Orlando has personal issues (many celebrities and movie stars do), then perhaps professional counseling may be needed. Also, if he has a substance abuse problem, then he needs to admit it and get help. Help is available. The rest is up to him.

2456 days ago
27.

Elizabeth Lopez    

I WOULD LIKE TO RESPOND TO MR. BLOOM FENDER BENDER IS THAT THE POLICE STATED THAT HE WAS NOT DRUNK AND HE HAD NO DRUGS OR BEER IN THE CAR, AND MOST IMPORTANT HE, ORLANDO BLOOM CALLED THE POLICE SO THEY HAVE NO CASE BECAUSE THE OTHER PERSON NEVER,NEVER FILLED A COMPLAINT OR EVEN PRESSING CHARGES ON MR. BLOOM SO HOW WOULD HE BE IN HOT WATER IF THE IS NOT WATER FOR HIM TO BE CONSIDRED IN HOT WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2456 days ago
28.

Amatiess    

Ya know, I don't know why they are looking into this so hard for..they should be looking into finding the paparazzi that cause the accident and get them for hit and run, wreckless endangerment and a few more things...but oh no...they just pick on Orly.

2456 days ago
29.

F that    

amatiess
what are you orlie fans going to do if it turns out he was lying and the security tapes
show he was not cut off by another car?

2456 days ago
30.

mmmm    

What are you an the other "off with his head" people going to do if the security tapes show that he was cut off by another car?

Oh i know, nothing different - cause its all about getting at a celebrity isn't it, and feeling smug and gleeful when a person you don't know but for some reason can't stand get in trouble with the law.

2456 days ago
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