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Mel Gibson in

Car Crash

8/16/2010 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson acclimated back into L.A. life by getting into a car accident yesterday ... this according to law enforcement sources.

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Sources tell TMZ it happened at 8:35 PM in Malibu.  Gibson, we're told, lost control of his car and ended up striking the rocky hillside on Malibu Canyon Road.

Gibson was driving a 2008 Maserati, which had to be towed from the scene.

Hours before the crash -- photogs shot footage of Gibson driving the Maserati around Malibu (see video above). 

According to the CHP report, obtained by TMZ, "For unknown reasons, Mr. Gibson steered his car to the right and struck the rock hillside.  He stopped his car at the scene and was contacted by officers from the West Valley CHP Area."

CHP Public Information Officer Leland Tang tells TMZ ... "Gibson told officers in the field he did not know how the car drifted out of the lane and into the hillside."  Tang said his officers followed up by asking Gibson if he was on a cell phone and he said no.  Tang adds officers also asked Gibson if he had dozed off "but he did not give a firm 'yes' or 'no'."  Gibson just repeated several times, "I don't know how the car left the roadway."

The report goes on, "Mr. Gibson supplied all the pertinent information to the officers at the scene, gave a statement, and received a ride home from a friend."

Gibson was not hurt.

According to the report, "DUI is not suspected in the accident."

UPDATE:  As for the curious statement in the report ... "For unknown reasons, Mr. Gibson steered his car to the right and struck the rock hillside." Tang tells TMZ his department was in no way trying to insinuate Gibson did it intentionally. Tang says, "It was totally an unintentional act."  And Tang says no citation was issued and no charges will be filed.


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1.

SayWhat    

Best wishes Mr. Gibson

1508 days ago
2.

John    

Why are these people always crashing their cars, seriously? Every week there's a new story of a celebrity "losing control" of their vehicle. Fking morons.

1508 days ago
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SayWhat    

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Why are these people always crashing their cars, seriously? Every week there's a new story of a celebrity "losing control" of their vehicle. Fking morons.

Posted at 9:06 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by John
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Lots of crashes happen everyday. Fortunately we arent being followed 24/7 having every detail of our lives reported by the media unlike celebrities.

1508 days ago
4.

awards    

Was Oksana on the side of the road? That biotch is like a very bad flashback. Deport her. After jail and sterilization.

1508 days ago
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Old Enough    

The Pond S*** should be broke off his @$$ and living on the streets not driving a Maserati! People should have been boycotting him and anything that he's had a hand in for years now! He's nothing but a Bigot that doesn't deserve a minute of our attention!

1508 days ago
6.

Anon    

He probably realized that the public will now know that the babysitter that died of cancer was the one he called a "wetback" and threatened to report.

1508 days ago
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Anon    

Did he start screaming at the rocky hillside, calling it names and threatening to report it?

1508 days ago
8.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

ALCOHOL WAS NOT INVOLVED!!!
OKSANA WAS!!! She cut his brakes! HA!
That would be funny!

Posted at 9:09 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by Michael


NOT FUNNNY, tragic. What the hell is wrong with you?

Thank goodness he's unhurt!

1508 days ago
9.

Kilmerfan     

I would not be surprised if Oksana was tampering with Mel's car, I would not put it past her. KGB gal has no problem bugging a woman on her death bed to get false testimony

That being said glad you are A-Ok Mel, give Oksana Hell Mel.

Team Mel

1508 days ago
10.

DJ    

Good thing he wasn't hurt!

1508 days ago
11.

Anon    

NOT FUNNNY, tragic. What the hell is wrong with you?

This is a child services "counselor" that portrays himself as a caring professional.

1508 days ago
12.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Anon, and the rest of you Oksaloonies, yet again show how heartless, mindless and disgusting you really are.

Shame on you. Karma.

1508 days ago
13.

Richie    

The Pond S*** should be broke off his @$$ and living on the streets not driving a Maserati! People should have been boycotting him and anything that he's had a hand in for years now! He's nothing but a Bigot that doesn't deserve a minute of our attention!

Posted at 9:13 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by Old Enough

And yet here you are giving him your attention. He has had poor actions in the past but his work on the screen is good. You boycott his movies you hurt others in those movies that haven't Done anything. Mel isn't the only one who gets royalties. He has helped make others money aswell.

1508 days ago
14.

Squeaky Shoes    

I would love to agree with ox cutting his brakes but it's probably more a case of the poor bugger's distracted by this psychopathic bitch's quest to ruin him that he can't concentrate long enough to keep a maserati on the road!

1508 days ago
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Anon    

Karma?! Sam, Karma goes both ways and the Mel Team has endless amounts coming. Some of those posts are beyond comprehension. Karma indeed.

1508 days ago
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