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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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961.

wondering    

aand voila as if by magic ....the wreckage hahahha

1474 days ago
962.

Jacqueline13    

The car thing is definitely not over...

1474 days ago
963.

Jacqueline13    

...and I predict, her frienemies will all come out of the woodwork singing like canaries, for a price.

1474 days ago
964.

fuddyduddy    

I believe that part of OG heartburn over all of this, even though she claims that she doesn't want Mel's money, is that Mel's money has bought her life that she has become accustomed to and she doesn't want to give it up. She has been running in a certain circle of people now, and it would be beneath her to go and mingle with the regular people. She wants to hold onto that lifestyle.

1474 days ago
965.

wondering    

hahah i hope he puts the claim in as totaled hahah

1474 days ago
966.

Jacqueline13    

You just cannot cause all that vicious trouble for someone and not expect it to kick your ass, in the end.

1474 days ago
967.

Jacqueline13    

maybe Mel will have the car towed to her house. With a big unsightly bow attached.

1474 days ago
968.

fuddyduddy    

New post up on TMZ!

1474 days ago
969.

WeHoDi    

Has anyone brought up the possibility Mel was suffering from jet-lag?

1474 days ago
970.

fuddyduddy    

wondering...you are right again!

1474 days ago
971.

fuddyduddy    

I'm signing off now...it's been fun. I have enjoyed visiting with all of you--especially towards the end here with wondering, J13, angeleyes, and lee. Good night...

1474 days ago
972.

angeleyes    

fuddy - Yes no doubt she's loved the glamour and glitz of being with movie royalty - and as others have said it can be intoxicating - and addicting to some - But surely she must realize this type of exposure is not going to keep her in that circle - if anything she will be avoided like the plague!

1474 days ago
973.

wondering    

night fuddy

1474 days ago
974.

lee    

apparently my laptop has more bugs than okskanka's hoohaa
I made 5 posts that went out into the ether...

1474 days ago
975.

lee    

ARRRGGGHHH!!!
apparently my computer has more bugs than Okskanka's hoohaa..


I'll only waste one post on this..

seriously, what is the deal w/ them....they come on and just spew hate...I don't get the goal...it doesn't change anyone's mind b/c they never make points....what does it matter if this site supports gibson, the court will decide...are they paid? are they nuts and hateful on their own??
and somnolic said he/she/it was from scandinavia and had a diff tone last nite, today it was full on hatred for mel supporters, i don't get it...is it one nut??

1474 days ago
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