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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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931.

wondering    

well if she were to not win full custody of the baby it would mean she could not control and do behind doors what she wanted to do with the money that was meant for the childs support which is what i think the real reason she did not want him to have custody at all ....when the mediation took place at first she thought she was going to get a good chunk of money till after they left for the day her lawyer explained in slow easy to follow words and steps probably utilizing some charts and bright colors to help...and when she realized that not only would he have equal custody time but that that big chunk of money spread out meant she didn't get squat but had to toil as a common mother would have to which popped her lil bubble of fantasy luxury life amongst the rich and famous and blew a gasket
then yelled at the lawyer so much he said i'm sorry but i wont be sitting in the mediation anymore but i will fulfill my duty as her legal rep but only over the phone and when she got back to the mediation and saw that her lawyer wasn't even going to be there she lost it

1506 days ago
932.

fuddyduddy    

OG is no good, that's for sure.

1506 days ago
933.

Jacqueline13    

Wondering...so true. And forget any man coming near her ever!

1506 days ago
934.

wondering    

hi lee welcome back to the thunderdome yeeee haaw

1506 days ago
935.

lee    

Fuddy!

I'm afraid you're putting your humanity onto someone who has not a shred of it....I've never heard such loathsome vile hatred as I have from Anon and ho etc truly...calling a poster's learning disabled child a retard, wishing aids on chris...I beg you, do not waste your breath nor thoughts on them....

aside from that!! missed you guys!!!
did I miss any good quips?? you all have me cracking up most days....
but then, I'm just an old ugly grape hat right..lol fools...

1506 days ago
936.

fuddyduddy    

J13...yes, they are small dogs. The little male (neutered) is fine, but the little female (spayed)...she is the one that blasts me about every other day! AHHH! And she is always close to me, so I am getting bombarded here!

1506 days ago
937.

Jacqueline13    

Lee,

You are a ray of sunshine on an Oxy day!

1506 days ago
938.

Jacqueline13    

and their smelly love is unconditional.

1506 days ago
939.

Jacqueline13    

OK Guys: What would OX be if she was an animal?

1506 days ago
940.

lee    

Oh Jacqueline, you silver-tongued devil, you!
Right back atcha!

1506 days ago
941.

lee    

Ah....Confucious say...the smaller the dog, the more potent the gas...lol

Aren't animals THE BEST! I love them so much.....

1506 days ago
942.

angeleyes    

You know the sad thing here is that she could have a great life in a smaller town or city where she could teach kids piano, give recitals and be a valued member of a community - with the support she will be getting from Mel and from Tim Dalton she could live well and be a great Mom to her kids - but that would take a major change of attitude for her wouldn't it?

She'd have to realize her "day in the sun" is past - At 40+ you do not suddenly become a star - (Susan Boyle excepted!) Okasana just does not have the talent! The amazing little girl - Evanchenko - 10 years old with the voice of an opera star! Wow!!! Amazing! Now that's a little girl that will go far!

1506 days ago
943.

wondering    

and when she realized she had signed the agreement allowing him access to see how the money is being spent on lucia she probably had a conniption fit complete with biting down and breaking off her veneers

1506 days ago
944.

fuddyduddy    

and their smelly love is unconditional.

Posted at 12:40 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by Jacqueline13
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So true...they have been faithful companions for about 10 years now.

1506 days ago
945.

Jacqueline13    

angeleyes...

She's blinded by all that plastic on her face. She really believes it's her time to shine...Now no Mel. Nobody wants that woman in the industry now.

1506 days ago
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