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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.

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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Are these people being tipped off each time a new OG/MG post is on its way?

1474 days ago


Realistically who here can say if they were driving a maserati they wouldnt be flying around too?? You buy a 130k sports car for a reason. And he prob just last control doing something dumb like that

1474 days ago


Thats just not right...

1474 days ago


IMHO they need to open a new thread every day because the board is overtaxing their servers. Thank you TMZ for providing a forum for our opinions.

1474 days ago


Probably had a flashback about Oinkstinkie... Would be enough to cause anyone to run off the road. Glad you are okay, Mel!

1474 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    

richie is right... if i had a maserati i would've probably lost my liscence by bow... it's no mini-van! though you would think if you paid that much money for a vehicle it should drive itself! lol

1474 days ago


get lost

1474 days ago


2008 Maserati. . . how gauche. A star of his level should never be seen driving an old car like that. That car was only worth about $75,000 before the crash. Maybe he was trying to blend-in with all the $30,000 millionaires out in Hollyweird?

1474 days ago


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

Posted at 9:19 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by Anon
hmmm... karma, strange word coming from a self righteous hypocrite who saw nothing wrong attacking posters on another thread. Why dont you crawl back to ROL where everyone agrees with every word that comes out of your mouth. Most here are to intelligent to automatically buy into what your selling.

1474 days ago


get lost

1474 days ago

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

ANoN, head of the Oksaloonies:

What? You think I'm gonna get into a pissing contest with you or any of your minions? Phfft.

1474 days ago


maryska, don't you have some Russian boats/subs to chase off the Malibu coast?

SayWhat, if you call listing all your crazy conspiracy theories insulting, that's not my issue. You guys are the ones that come up with the loony ideas of fake babies, Russian mafia, Russian boats off the Malibu coast with listening devices, etc. I get that you desperately want to defend Mel, but making Oksana some sort of 007 is a ridiculous way to do it.

1474 days ago


True, he should have a guard around his car. Glad he is ok! Still rooting for you Mel! Hang in There!

1474 days ago


anon you are a creep. get lost

Take care, Mel!!! :)

1474 days ago


I'm glad he wasn't hurt, but unless they took a breathalizer *better yet BLOOD sample, which is seems they didn't, I think....

People who have high tolorences do not act or look intoxicated. AND, pills are even harder to detect. Most folks don't loose control of their vehicles and smash into big hills unless there is SOMETHING GOING ON.

1474 days ago
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