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

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

Posted at 12:42 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by lee

Confucious has never been wrong that I know of! LOL!

Animals are wonderful...the truest judges of character are children and animals.

1339 days ago


Some people could learn a thing or two from their pets.

1339 days ago


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!

Posted at 12:42 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by angeleyes

the problem is once you have spent time in the limelight or been privy to being with someone who spends all the time in the limelight it can be worse than a heroin addiction to some
and almost impossible to kick so thats why you see the walking fame-zombies always clamoring for more.. poking their heads in on tv

1339 days ago


angelyeyes...I have thought that same thing of OG before. If she truly does not want Mel's money as she claims, then why doesn't she move on. Why all the drama? She could be living somewhere close by, let Lucia be part of Mel's life, and get on with her own. She must have musical talent, and she could teach private piano lessons, or even in a school if she wanted to do that. The words and the actions just don't mesh.

1339 days ago


Bo Derek had a book out some years back about what she learned from her horses. I didn't read it. She is very connected to her horses though.

1339 days ago

Jacqueline13 have a point. I'm sure Mel would have taken good care of her and the baby regardless. He probably would have been more generous, even. Her loss, along with those tacky
cheap veneers.

1339 days ago


fuddy did you look closely at the piano in the video she did? i bet it was a player piano that she faked playing hahah and i wonder how much auto-tune they had to use to force her voice to sound almost human......

1339 days ago


Lee...I can't remember the posts from Anon. Sometimes I skip over the ones that are rude. I may have skipped over hers. Anon today was all concerned about the babysitter who died. I can't remember what her issue was. I'm getting so tired now.

1339 days ago



I used to love Bo Derek. She was so beautiful and regular.
Her animals have always meant everything to her. I'm glad she's with John Corbett. Great couple!

1339 days ago


Jacqueline13 - I can understand her feeling insecure in the Hollywood environment and desiring plastic surgery to "look good" for her age - after all the red carpet is full of celebrities that are plastic - And actually she was quite an attractive young woman - But after the dismal failure of her CD - it was time to recognize that dream was best put away - And certainly this type of exposure has made her a pariah now.

1339 days ago


I liked Bo Derek, too. I think she and John really had a special connection. I was sorry Linda got hurt though. It was funny how Ursuala was very close to John and Bo though. She used to stay with them on visits.

1339 days ago


Anons issue was that you disagreed with Anon and Anon couldn't allow that to happen matter how long Anon had to stay and attempt to re educate you or till you get so annoyed, tired, bored you find yourself agreeing with Anon to get Anon to shut the hell up

1339 days ago


...and back to the subject at hand...they ought to put Ox on the next Russian space shuttle on a one way trip into the atmosphere where our satelites could take pictures of her floating aimlessly in outer space, featuring the plastic coming off of her face.

1339 days ago


watch i bet the next story will be the wreckage of the car

1339 days ago

Jacqueline13 the sounds of her music in the background.

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