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Nick Hogan Crash:

A Tale of the Tape

11/8/2007 6:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Hogan's camp is trying to turn the tide of public opinion by offering up exclusive new video shot just a few hundred feet from the sensational August 26 crash that left his former Marine buddy in a vegetative state.

The images, captured by a nearby security camera, appear to show Hogan's yellow Toyota Supra and another silver Dodge Viper, driven by pal Daniel Jacobs, stopped at a red light mere seconds before the smash-up. Then, they contend, Jacobs' ride momentarily got stuck behind a stalled car. That could contradict eyewitness reports that the Hogster and his buddy were drag racing.

Nick's attorney, Kevin Hayslett, spoke exclusively to TMZ and told us exactly what he thinks the video proves.

"This video is so important," Hayslett says, "because there are people that law enforcement relied upon who said that Nick was driving a particular way on this particular stretch of road. They are claiming that he was speeding during that time period, driving recklessly, losing control of his car. One witness even claims he got to the intersection on Missouri Avenue and Court Street and had to slam on his brakes and nearly went into oncoming traffic.

The allegation of street racing is totally inconsistent with the video. If there is any race going on, even if the Viper was in a race, Nick wouldn't know he was in it because he was so far ahead. That videotape is a complete 180 from what people claim happened and if they are wrong on that, how can we be sure they are right on other things?

I think eyewitness testimony is the least reliable. That's why we have instant replay in football."

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macca rules    

this video proves nothing. but it does show they were getting to race off the line. even though the silver car gets stuck behind another car, it wouldn't take very long to swerve around and pass that one car and then start racing. just because they weren't side by side in this video doesn't mean jack. they hit the tree at 60mph doing what? you can deny and deny, but it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure this one out. this dumbed down 17 year old child is guilty as sin. if he were a regular joe he would have to face the consequences like a man. do the crime, do the time.

2345 days ago
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ebrooks    

Hi like the Hogan Family, but what is Hulk thinking? You Don't give a young KID like Nick a fast car, its too much temptation to speed. I would bet the the Farm he was speeding. Hell Im 40yrs old and put me in a Fast Supra along side a Viper and you can bet I going to punch it. Sorry Nick, your screwed...

2345 days ago
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I think he is guilty    

I was injured in an accident many years and I was a passanger in most these accidents and it seems to me that he has to accept responability and it will teach him a lesson I know his father @6 ' 8'' you should get your head knocked off. And his age for drinking is a No-No and drag racing is likely to take him for jail time. He could of killed someone!!

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2344 days ago
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devoid    

SEND his ass to Iraq.......for a thrill.

An empty family of nothing.

2341 days ago
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aprilstar    

i didnt see anything specal lin the video how do we know it was even nicks car it was a blurr... i think thehogans shouldnt blame john but if it was my son id b worried and make excuses too but never blame the witness!!!! besides the video seems to be completely daylight but the accident scenes ive seen seem to be much later and darker? or am i imgining things?

2335 days ago
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mine2luv    

the video shows nothing but him going to the light. no racing. the accident was awful. his friend hurt horribly.he should not have had a car so powerful at his age and as a inexperienced driver. his parents should have been smarter than that. but...he is not evil..that was his friend. and im sure he is hurting bad over hurting his friend. all a suddon everyone hates hulk hogan and his wife. saying horrible things. there marrage is stained to the hilt. i dont think they are bad people at all. i think they are like any family anywhere except they are famous w/ more money..people can be so vicious...let the courts decide his fate...not mean people who dont know all the facts....to the hogans..i hope it all works out. i hope you keep your faith in god...i hope you dont get divorced. its easy to get divorced but its times like this when your love is tested and you get past your petty differences and work on the future......

2333 days ago
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Mindy    

First Bitches

2352 days ago
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Rachel    

It's FORMER marine not ex !!!!!!

2352 days ago
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la la    

Good Morning

2352 days ago
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stoopit    

ok, so maybe not racing but to go from a stop to a high impact crash in a matter of seconds proved this little jackass was still breaking the law. He went from 0 - 100 in 2 sec?

Throw the f-in book at this little prick.

2352 days ago
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musculation    

Maybe this time we'll get to know the truth...

2352 days ago
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L Vernay    

It is a shame that Nick and his family seem only concerned about Nick the brat and NOT this poor young man that is in a vegatative place. How sad. I hope this rich brat fries! A good friend of my daughter was killed while racing his new car and in that incident the other driver DID do prison time due to causing the accident while racing. Hulk Hogan and his trashy wife need to be ashamed of them selves, after all THEIR son was also DUI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2352 days ago
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Fly on The Wall    

What happend to the live feed - its dinner time now!!!!!!

2352 days ago
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That Guy    

With all the money and resources available to him by his Dad this kid (or his Dad) just had this video worked up to make him look innocent. He's as guilty as sin and everyone knows it! Even his lawyer knows it BUT with all the cash
being flashed in his face he'll say or do anything to convince others that this spoiled brat is innocent. A few years in prison MIGHT actually set him straight but he'll weasel his way out of it just like OJ Simpson did. Must be nice to have the $$ to do whatever he wants. He doesn't care for anything or anyone beyond his own wants. Selfish and narrow minded.

2352 days ago
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Dave    

Once a Marine always a Marine for one thing. Next, Hogan was driving , Hogan crashed. Racing or not, it is his fault because he was driving. Investigaters can tell exactly how fast he was going from the skid marks and amount of damage. So this video doesnt prove anything other than whos cars were there at that time.

2352 days ago
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