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Michael Phelps

Involved in

Three Car Smash Up

8/13/2009 11:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael PhelpsUPDATE: Cops tell TMZ alcohol was NOT a factor in the crash. We're told cops interviewed Phelps after the accident and determined that a field sobriety test was not necessary.

We're told Michael refused medical treatment and left in a "personal vehicle."

Michael Phelps
was just involved in a three-car accident in his hometown of Baltimore.

Phelps reportedly emerged from the wreck unscathed, but a woman in the other car was shaken up and taken to a local hospital. We're told she complained of "head and arm pain."

The accident occurred around 9pm local time.

A police spokesman says the Olympic Gold Medal winner was driving a Cadillac Escalade, which collided with a Honda accord.

We're told by witnesses on the scene -- the two cars collided after someone ran a stoplight -- and then hit a third car that was not moving at the time.

Michael Phelps Involved in Three Car Smash Up - Launch PhotosPolice are investigating the cause of the crash.

One of the local papers is reporting that a passenger in Phelps' car was also injured, but it's unclear as to the extent of that person's injuries.

We're told there is already a tow-truck on scene removing Phelps' ride. We're told Michael's car received "heavy damage."

Story developing...

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I smell a cover up.....and pot!!! Once a pot smoker always a pot smoker!!! Someone ran the stop sign?? No sobriety test taken? Thats a bunch of crap!!

1865 days ago


Why he refused medical treatment ? Is he afraid of that?

1865 days ago

Justice !    

I "highly" doubt Phelps was stoned. He's been in various comps and they do a drug testing everyone knows that... so he got high as a kid ... big deal get over it. He's an amazing athlete , leave it at that. Must be everyones perfect except Phelps?? LOL

1865 days ago


He was in his hometown of Baltimore....even if he was high the police wouldn't do anything.

1865 days ago


This guy was caught on camera smoking a bong. And if I remember right, he was sentenced in the past for drunk driving.

Yet we continue to hail him as a celebrity, refusing to face the reality that he has a drug/alcohol problem.

And then when he eventually kills someone (which is usual in such cases) a publicist will stand in front of a camera telling us "Michael is under stress and going into a 30 day program".

This guy needs help and treatment NOW, before he creates another statistic.

1865 days ago


He better straighten up because what little career he may have left is beginning to circle the bowl.

1865 days ago


Thanks for the pix of the other person's car Harvey - NOT!

1865 days ago


Perhaps I missed it but, the article does not state that Michael had the green light, at least, not according to a witness..

1865 days ago


It does not state who was at fault. As for Michael being on drugs, he was just in Rome a couple weeks ago & set 2 or 3 records. How could a person who is on drugs set major world records or even compete in a world competition?

1865 days ago


How is this a newsworthy story? My friend was in a car accident last week and no one was injured. Does anyone care about that? In fact, her story is a bit more tragic because her car damage wasn't enough to turn in to insurance, so now she has to either drive around with a dented bumper or pay $500 out of pocket for repair (on a teacher's salary). I'm guessing Phelps can afford to repair his dented car. Don't see why this is a big deal.

1865 days ago

Chico D.    

What's wrong with this kid? First the bong, then the accident,the
invalid driver's license. What's next? Armed robbery? Why not.

1865 days ago


Why only pics of his car tmz ? I would of like to see the others and make a call for myself .The video on the other site show's him hitting someone from the back ?If you hit someone running a red light it would be from the side.Looks to me that the person in front of him stoped for the light but he did not.Cops did not test him for drinking because that's not his drug of choice anyway and that would not happen for you or me .Someone got paid here looks to me so far.Still think he's cute as hell .badboychronic

1864 days ago
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