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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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Squeaky Shoes    

i think he's already gone over the edge... it's just a matter of whether or not he can wander back...

notice how he has stayed out of the media, taking all the craps she slings at him, and letting his lawyers and PR reps do all the work? mel's smart... crazy? yes, but smart. He understands the severity of the situation and is obeying. Oksana on the other hand is not... EVERYTHING she find she tosses over to the media... holds her own PR meetings in public and lashes out at him on television.
Honestly, this idiot is ruining herself... once upon a time i kind of felt bad for her stupidity... now? i just think she needs to go away

1537 days ago


Careful there, Mel.

1537 days ago


Is Mel getting enough sleep? I'm sure he's completely overwrought with all that he's going through in these weeks before the D.A.'s charges come down -- this insanity of Oksana's ongoing pathetic attempts to try this case in the press rather than in court would be a lot to live with -- Mel, you will look after yourself, yes?

I don't want to drop down into conspiracy theory land, but if someone wanted to, well you know, have something untoward happen to Mr. going out of control would do it. But I'm not going to travel to conspiracy theory land.

1537 days ago


Just to verify for those who seemed confused about the DUI bit. From the article itself:

-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.-

Now, if anyone watched the video, it would seem the cameraman was in another car, following him. Remember Princess Di?

Short of a mechanic's diagnosis about brakes or steering column, it could just be the trailing paps distracted him.

1537 days ago


#34 mgardner: READ THE FRICKIN' ARTICLE and COMPREHEND IT before posting those questions. Sheesh!!! People get dumber by the hour these days.

1537 days ago


I question things like...
1-Why would a mother continue to subject her children to abuse
How so? They were broken up by March/April. Women put up with years of abuse, she left relatively fast in spite of all the calls where he is begging and texts where he is saying he was not "safe" for her last night, etc.

2-Why not call the cops instead of texting your lawyer if you are in fear of your life
I don't know, a lawyer provides discretion. If you aren't sure what the future will be and he is a celebrity that you have had a child with, perhaps discretion matters.
3-Why did she turn her back on 15mil after initially agreeing
It has been said the short form included a psych eval that the long form didn't include. You not I have ever seen either form so one has to guess.
4-Why did she portray her first husband as an addict
I don't know, maybe he was. Were you there?
5-Why did/does she go against a court order
She and ROL said she was not the source. Lots of times the person that is the source is the person you least expect in a million years. I know personally of one such case.
6-Why do the tapes sound disjointed
I don't think they do at all. They talk over each other but the conversation is logical and in response to each other in spite of his tirade. She sounds like someone trying to talk calmly to an enraged person, trying not to say anything to make him go further. He keeps trying. When she finally does get mad, he says "oh, now you're angry!" and he sounds thrilled like he wanted her to fight. He offered $15M and sought a restraining order to keep the tapes private. If they were fake I would imagine he would very publicly take her on about the tapes to expose them as fake. He has not, and instead, by seeking a restraining order regarding the tapes, actually outed the whole situation. One does not do that if the tapes are fake.
7-Why did she decide to attack Robyn/his kids in the press
I am not aware of her attacking Robyn and his kids in the press. If you are citing that one of the sons was in the house during one of the tirades, that is not an attack, that is identifying witnesses. If you are talking about the call where he says he's supporting a huge number and she agrees, that's what it is.
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.
She has only had one child. Her second husband said she slept around? Well, maybe she did or maybe she left him and he is bitter. I wasn't there and neither were you so it's hardly an indictment.
9-Why does her story keep changing
I have not seen her story change. I have seen Team Mel try to articulate the story like it has changed but I have not seen the story actually change.
Oh geez... there are so many other questions I would love to know the answer to. Unfortunately, we may never know.
You're right, we may never know. But creating conspiracies where there aren't any doesn't provide insight either.

1537 days ago


Hmmm, maybe it was the voices in his head that told him to do it.

1537 days ago


here's the list of [publicly noted] men she has had....

Igor Radkov (musician - Saransk, Mordova)
Igor Baranov (1st husband -lawyer Saransk, Mordova)
Matthew Simmons (vicar’s son-Shoreham, England)
Andrew Alridge(former business.partner of N. Rowland, London)
Nicholas Rowland (2nd husband, graphic designer, London)
Alan Bergman (retired ballet dancer & businessman, London)
Lord Lichfield (Patrick Ansen, photographer,London)
TimothyDalton (actor, London & Los Angeles)
Peter Blomquist (businessman) ***I don't have him in LONDON. I have him in USA. Currently living in CO. Used to be a stockbroker, involved in 'domestic gambling' trade
David Foster (music producer, Los Angeles)
Mel Gibson (actor/director/producer, Los Angeles)

Posted at 9:03 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by Shell
We are discovering more about Ms. Oksana every day. Learning, sharing and caring. There is 20+ years of her accomplishments (cough) to go through. She is now a public figure.

If you ride the tiger, you don't dare get off.

Posted at 8:41 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by middleagedcrazy

1537 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

Rascist Mel was in a car accident? Maybe he tried to swerve and rundown Harvey. He is crazy in the head enough to do it.

1537 days ago


Thats just not right...

1537 days ago


How in the world people on this thread can support a bigoted abuser is beyond me....How sad our society values celebrity more than what is right or wrong.

1537 days ago


Ixnay on the ivorceday... at least for now. Just sayin'.

1537 days ago


BWAAAHHAAAA LISA now thinks anyone that questions Mel's innocence is the devil!!!! Hahhahahahahah!

Don't you have some Russian boats to chase or wait, now it's searching to trace her family?! Such a joke!

Now Team Mel is calling anyone that doesn't support Mel, what worshipers of Satan? Are these member's of Mel's church posting?

1537 days ago



Here is a message for you from a friend of mine: if my dog was as ugly as you are, I'd shave it's arse and make it walk backwards.

Gotta agree with Marysyka: go away. You're not liked.

1537 days ago


@ Observer --

The WWII hero was Ms. Oksana's first husband's family -- Baranov. You know, the ones who were angry about being used for 'passport replacement.' The ones who were not happy about her first husband being described as a 'drug addict.' There were pictures of her 1st wedding posted here and it did remind me to go through my old pictures and make sure there was nothing TOO 'fashion forward' lurking around. Tee hee

Posted at 9:11 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by middleagedcrazy

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