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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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31.

Jacqueline13    

I'm glad you're alright Mel! Many people care about you, as you care about many others. Hang in there. Team Mel.

1428 days ago
32.

janet    

Mel Gibson...self proclaimed "I own Malibu" just like Howard Stern's "the king of all media" crap.

Just because you can buy a car DOESN'T MEAN YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE THE CAR.

Gibson lost control if true just means he can't handle the car.

1428 days ago
33.

Eastender    

1. was he tested for alcohol, like us normal folks would be?
2. did they even look at his cell phone to see if he was on it?
3. Field sobriety test?

Come on po po -- we know you can handle you job. Oh, but only if it's NOT Mel Gibson. ICK.

1428 days ago
34.

Squeaky Shoes    

guys, as i said on the other board anon was insulting people on... just ignore it... it will eventually shut up and move on to another board to insult people

don't encourage the moron, if you do, it will keep posting and annoying everyone else

1428 days ago
35.

TrumanD    

Just throwing this out there.. if anybody was trying to hurt Mel Gibson, (or possibly kill him), you're not very smart. His divorce isn't even final... meaning his WIFE Robyn would inherit the estate! LOL! Yes, I know it sounds off the wall... but I'm just sayin'... Just throwin' it out there...

God bless you, Mel! Glad you're okay, mate!

1428 days ago
36.

SayWhat    

28.
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.

Posted at 9:36 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by Anon
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Actually Anon, I'm more the questioning type. But typical of you to stereotype. Isnt that something you accuse Mel of?
I question things like...
1-Why would a mother continue to subject her children to abuse
2-Why not call the cops instead of texting your lawyer if you are in fear of your life
3-Why did she turn her back on 15mil after initially agreeing
4-Why did she portray her first husband as an addict
5-Why did/does she go against a court order
6-Why do the tapes sound disjointed
7-Why did she decide to attack Robyn/his kids in the press
8-Why when her 2nd husband said that she has had many, many men in her past, is she only capable of getting pregnant with rich men.
9-Why does her story keep changing
Oh geez... there are so many other questions I would love to know the answer to. Unfortunately, we may never know.

1428 days ago
37.

chris     

Oh Great! Now Oksana and the Porno Queen will claim he was trying to run them over. I can hear it now "what kind of man is that, trying to run two lowly whores over, twice on the road" (read in her accent)

So what, the guy wrecked his car BFD! If the cops suspected that he was impaired he wouldnt have gotten a ride home from a friend, he would have been chauffered to jail by LASD (i do kinda wonder how bad could jail be in Malibu?)

1428 days ago
38.

Jacqueline13    

36 TrumanD

Way to go! And so true!

1428 days ago
39.

Michael    

I am uncaring yet you are talkinng about him calling someone, and we don't know who a weback?

Ok Kettle

1428 days ago
40.

Michael    

And of course I am glad he didn't get hurt! Duh!

1428 days ago
41.

observer77    

From OG's IMBD bio:

"She was born Oksana Petrovna Chernukha in the Soviet Union. Her grandparents were WWII veterans decorated for their courage in the war against the Nazis. Her father, Petr Chernukha, and mother, Ludmila Grigorieva-Chernukha, were music professors, both are now retired and are living in a suburb of Moscow, Russia. Her sister, Natalie, twelve years younger, is living in Russia with her parents."

1428 days ago
42.

Squeaky Shoes    

i highly doubt this was sabotage... nor was it a bid of his own for attention.

he, like everyone else on the driving planet, was distracted by something.

1428 days ago
43.

Why oh Why?    

"Crash"?
Did he scratch the car? Or was it demolished?
When you´re upset accidents happen. It´s getting too much for Mel. If he is innocent I feel really sorry for him, wondering if all this will just push him over the edge.

1428 days ago
44.

Gman    

Was he getting a blow job at the time??

1428 days ago
45.

LISA    

**IMPORTANT**

IT'S CRUNCH TIME FOR THE LAWYERS AND PUBLIC OPINION

The past few weeks the posters on this site have uncovered a lot
of extremely damaging information about Oksana. They also
caught Oksana's lies, one after the other, and offered proof.
The posters continue to uncover more and more facts and
poke holes in Oksana's story.

So now the TMZ comments site is becoming quite problematic for
Oksana's case, and its in her best interest to somehow interrupt
the flow of information.

The logical solution is to place a few posters, or Oksana herself
to distract this momentum of fact finding. That is what I'm seeing
now, like never before. (from the story post we just left)

My suggestion would be to continue the research and questioning
and NOT get sidetracked by these suspicious few Oksana supporters,
unless of course they offer intelligent arguments.

I like Michael's approach of not using this as a platform for Team Mel,
but rather as Team Truth. And since Oksana seems to be in short
supply of truth, Team Truth is looking a lot like Team Mel.


(Remember in the movie The Exorcist, - the priest is warned not to
engage in dialogue with the, you know ... devil (our case would be
a sociopath). Because the devil will try and trick him by pulling
personal issues out of him, thus rendering him weak )
A bit dramatic of an analogy, but it fits so well from what I observed

I think you know what I'm talking about.

By the way Oksana will never stop, mark my words! she'll keep
pulling new surprises and outrageous new claims. That's why
we should keep our eye on the ball, - Team Truth

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I'm glad Mel is physically OK from the car accident. But if I was
dealing with this level of UNPRECEDENTED continuous character
assassination, I would be a nervous wreck, - no matter how much
concrete evidence I plan on presenting to the judge.

1428 days ago
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