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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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901.

Jacqueline13    

Half of the time they seem like children. They have no rhyme or reason...the things they say. And actually fighting against the person who disagrees,like immature school kids.

1473 days ago
902.

fuddyduddy    

angeleyes...thank you for sharing about your parents. I am sorry they have passed, but what a beautiful tribute to your mom. You were blessed to have such a special mom. Actually, I heard 'Angel Eyes' the other night playing at a restaurant and I remembered you. I thought to myself, someone on TMZ has that user name!

1473 days ago
903.

Jacqueline13    

...and it's like they get on these forums to pick fights with whoever they can for no reason....

1473 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

wondering...I think the posts from the juveniles started somewhere around milemarker 58!

1473 days ago
905.

fuddyduddy    

J13...I think some of the posters do come here to antagonize the Mel supporters. I have seen that. They are just trying to stir up trouble.

1473 days ago
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wondering    

yes i did see a whirlwhind rush of them flood the comments area

1473 days ago
907.

Jacqueline13    

They're sleeping now. Resting up. Watching other sites for new tips on things to say.

1473 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

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...

Posted at 12:12 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by wondering
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LOL! Oh that's funny! Don't you know that is just irking her to no end? Maybe the house will be next!

1473 days ago
909.

wondering    

pitiful attempts at hijacking the forum but it for the most part doesn't last if they dont get the responses they want they just go away heh

1473 days ago
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Jacqueline13    

Imagine if she was asked to leave the court room?

1473 days ago
911.

Jacqueline13    

Flirting with the judge...

1473 days ago
912.

wondering    

fuddy thats why i posted this back on post 104....

sources close to oksana says she is fuming he wrecked her car.
she was storming around the house throwing things against the wall and yelling that was mine damnit MINE all mine that bastard.
then sources said she began to shake and twitch sputtering out a what sounded like a gypsy curse and fell down into a fetal like position repeating over and over ...mine.....mine ...mine

Posted at 10:36 AM on Aug 16, 2010 by wondering

1473 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Imagine if she was asked to leave the court room?

Posted at 12:21 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by Jacqueline13
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I don't think that would happen unless she became unruly.

1473 days ago
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Jacqueline13    

You mean cool, calm Oxana, innocent victim?

1473 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

wondering...oh my! I remember reading that this morning and I thought you were just joking!

1473 days ago
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