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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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fuddyduddy    

and...sometimes there just aren't enough rocks.

Posted at 11:50 PM on Aug 16, 2010 by Jacqueline13
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I hope that HO went back under her rock, or at least back to her street corner!

1347 days ago
887.

wondering    

ho went to search that case file maybe hahah

1347 days ago
888.

Jacqueline13    

lol fuddy...

1347 days ago
889.

fuddyduddy    

J13....I like the fall best, too! I like the crisp air, comfort foods, the sound of leaves under your feet, crackling fires...that's my favorite.

1347 days ago
890.

Jacqueline13    

The dissension has ceased, for now.

1347 days ago
891.

fuddyduddy    

The dissension has ceased, for now.

Posted at 12:08 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by Jacqueline13
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For now...could be the quiet before the storm, too.

1347 days ago
892.

Jacqueline13    

Fuddyduddy... I can't wait. Then it goes by too fast. But it's very enjoyable and you fee awake in the crisp air.

1347 days ago
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wondering    

in the movie the war of the roses he had this car he loved and cherished above all his other possessions and she trashed it with glee hahah so when i read about mel crashing the car ..it reminded me of that movie and how much ox probably wanted that car so i could see him thinking ....oh and by the way ox.... check out the news in a little while.... hah hah hah see ya in court loooozaaaaah!!!

1347 days ago
894.

fuddyduddy    

So is the car Mel driving really the one OG was driving?

Wonder if he was driving it because he took it back from her?

1347 days ago
895.

Jacqueline13    

Hey wondering

Do these bad seeds come out late at night?

1347 days ago
896.

angeleyes    

Thanks Fuddy! Since you mentioned the song I looked it up - And thought it would be a great song by the Jeff Healey Band to typify this relationship gone bad actually - Who would have guessed?
I chose the name some time ago actually after the death of my parents - my Mom was a true angel - so her eyes are always on me -

1347 days ago
897.

wondering    

fuddy i think she drove it often before...but i think he got it back and left her with a dodge since thats the car i see her with in some of the clips out and at home...

1347 days ago
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Jacqueline13    

I'd love to hear from her ex, in detail.

1347 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

wondering and J13...the natives were out this afternoon, too. No, those posts sounded like they were from juveniles. And now tonight.

1347 days ago
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wondering    

which posts fuddy?

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