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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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976.

lee    

I worked in Malibu in the 90's and believe me, the 'old' ones were 25....
the joke was that there was only 2 speeds...

wanna be,or has-been...

Susan Boyle sings from her heart and her soul..
Ox would need to have them...

1347 days ago
977.

lee    

Animals are truly more evolved in spirit than we are....
I was interested in animal therapy b/c they are so mirqaculous in healing children, elderly, etc
There was an article where children so severely autistic that they couldn't respond to their own mothers were put into the water w/ dolphins...the dolphins were careful to swim carefully around the child and the children became responsive and actually smiled

same w/ learning disabled, when they are left alone w/ trained dogs, they read to them and feel less stressed....

1347 days ago
978.

lee    

Susan Boyle sings from her heart and soul
You need to have them...

1347 days ago
979.

lee    

no...fuddy wait!!!
I switched pc's! wait!...lol

1347 days ago
980.

lee    

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

1347 days ago
981.

wondering    

she might think that because her son is a dalton she can control him as he grows up and put him in the spotlight wether it be acting or something... as long as she can control him and the money, and the same with lucia.... two famous actors children twice the income kaching kaching.... twice the luxurious life for her....

1347 days ago
982.

angeleyes    

Good night all and sweet dreams!

1347 days ago
983.

angeleyes    

Good night all! Sleep well and sweet dreams!

1347 days ago
984.

wondering    

hahah wow lee thats la lot of bugs ....

1347 days ago
985.

wondering    

night angeleyes

1347 days ago
986.

lee    

Wondering....

That's what i'm sayin'...lol
switched to the bf's pc...lol

I was young, i needed money, I got a lot of bugs.....

1347 days ago
987.

lee    

night angeleyes!

1347 days ago
988.

wondering    

hahah
well i'm off for a bit ...check in soon

1347 days ago
989.

fuddyduddy    

lee...I saw your posts before I logged off. Just wanted to share a few comments...

Susan Boyle touches a place in people that is such a gift. That's why her popularity soared. Her packaging may not have been what the public was accustomed to, but neither was her signing. First time I heard her on You Tube, the hair on my arms stood up! Amazing voice, woman, and life story.

I am a big animal lover, too. Dolphins are so careful with children and they seem to know how to reach them. Dolphins have also been known to save humans from shark attacks by running off sharks and also by swimming in a protective circle around humans.

Elephants are another favorite animal of mine. The mothers are fiercley protective of their young, but they also work in tandem with other females to raise their babies.

Oh, I could really say more, but I feel just like you do about animals and their spirits. My little dogs know when I don't feel well, and they stay close. I have never had to 'train' them. They have just learned how to fit in.

I will remember...do not engage...do not engage. LOL!

Sleep well...bye now...

1347 days ago
990.

lee    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
not you too!!!!!!

argggghhhh
lololol

I showered...do i smell or something???

1347 days ago
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