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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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61.

Anon    

Tarna, these Mel supporters have collected her on TMZ and post 24 hours a day, talking to each other about crazy theories they have come up with, crediting Oksana with everything short of WMDs.

They think if they throw enough crazy ideas at the board, something will stick and who knows, maybe they get royalties from some of his movies or are members of his church. They certainly will say anything to support him.

1444 days ago
62.

sfinsf    

Can't imagine the stress he's been under for the last year. I'm sure he's not perfect -- but hopefully anyone reading this can have enough humanity in them to imagine what sheer hell he's been doing through -- not just this awful woman, but his alcoholism and whatever other "demons" he may be coping with. No one chooses to have mental problems -- and perhaps he does. Every one of us knows someone or is related to someone who struggled with ADD, depression or some sort of mental problem. We need to stop thinking it's funny -- and realize that it ruins lives. Even if you are rich and famous.
Best wishes to Mel and his family.

1444 days ago
63.

Observer999    

Those cars - Maseratis, Ferraris, etc. - have to be driven with complete focus (unless you have the reflexes of a cat), and the fact he lost control briefly is not suspicious in the slightest to me. (and I don't like him)

1444 days ago
64.

dee    

Did they even give him a sobriety test? I don't know which is more scary, that he did it drunk or he did it sober.

1444 days ago
65.

Stacy    

"Gibson repeated several times 'I don't know how the car left the roadway'".
I hope none of the criminals involved in Oksana's extortion case have messed with his vehicles in some way, trying to stop him from testifying. I wouldn't put it past them at all. I hope the Major Crimes Bureau is staying on top of everything.

1444 days ago
66.

wondering    

hmm i wonder if the car was registered to oxana or if he had previously made some promise to her to give it to her or knew she really desired that car or if it was part of the mediation contract that she would get the car as part of the deal ..
and maybe he just got rid of it before she got it hahaha

1444 days ago
67.

LISA    

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 Ancestry.com 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?

Posted at 10:06 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by Anon

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I hit a nerve Anon. And don't misquote me.

1444 days ago
68.

Shell    

How did he survive it--the picture clearly shows his car on fire---
is he in the hospital?
AND IT REFERS TO HIM DRINKING...?

Posted at 10:02 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by you are wrong and I am right
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get your head out of your ass.. Those pics are of other celeb crashes.

1444 days ago
69.

John    

Masturbating while trying to drive isn't a good idea.

1444 days ago
70.

Squeaky Shoes    

how did harvey become a target? most of the tmz posters are for mel not against him...

and i saw no picture of his car on fire... i saw a completely unrelated pic of a truck on fire, and another truck/van with a door smashed in which has nothign to do with mel's car. and *supposedly* there was no DUI stated

1444 days ago
71.

Anon    

Shell, it's nice that you like to travel along in Oksana's underwear but while you're at it, have you considered how many people Mel has slept with? While married?! Hmmm?

By my count, in twenty years you've listed eleven men. My guess would be that Mel's would eclipse that by a large margin. Again, while married.

1444 days ago
72.

Shell    

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
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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

Posted at 10:02 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by middleagedcrazy
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:)

1444 days ago
73.

Guest    

DUI, stressed out, tired or a mental case, if you are all of the above or one, do not drive at all. PLEASE stay st home! You will not harm yourself or others.

1444 days ago
74.

Truth    

OH PULEEEEZ. MEL'S WAY TO GET OUT OF YET ANOTHER DEPOSITION REQUEST. LOSER!!!!!!!!! "DONT KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED" YEA, FVCK RIGHT!!!!!!!!

1444 days ago
75.

Shell    

@Lisa - as you have already probably noticed, the poster you are wrong and I am right likes to aler peoples posts on the boards.

1444 days ago
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