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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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hahah noooo I've just been on here too long and need to go for a bit but will check back in soon not to worry

1466 days ago


sleep tight, Fuddy

i love elephants and wolves the most!

1466 days ago


Jacqueline?? You there??

1466 days ago


Well, guess I jumped on a bit late...
my best to all those who manned the site today!

Hopefully it will go to the judge soon and we will have resolution...
Best to all, a good night!

1466 days ago


i just realize who Anon must be ... hahahah

Orly taitz

1466 days ago


night all

1466 days ago


Mel's lawyers fighting does not mean Mel's not fighting. He is just more experienced with letting lawyers and PR people do their job. I don't think Oksana trusts anyone and feels like the victim. This means she talks in parking lots even against her own better judgment. I don't think she is an expert at this at all and I don't think she is a pawn in global espionage. She is playing this like a complete novice; like the average person caught up in something they don't know how to handle. A pro would have done what Mel is doing; hire good lawyers and PR people and go fishing.

Posted at 3:23 PM on Aug 16, 2010 by Anon

Excuse me, but this post just lacks basic common sense and looks as though it was written from a pro-OG PR slant – and rather poorly.

OG’s PR people (who bailed on her after the street interview with ROL) and her attorneys told OG from day one, repeatedly, not to “talk in parking lots,” not to give comments or interviews. She had good PR people and attorneys; she chose not to pay any attention to them. Instead, OG made a fool out of herself just to get her 2-cents in, in front of the cameras. This is just uncontrolled ego. Mel listened to his lawyers and PR people. OG just behaved like a spoiled brat; without a doubt, this is why all of her PR people dumped her.

1466 days ago

Jack Thomas    

When the rich and famous are in car accidents with a little blood in the water sharks begin to circle. I hope he had enough insurance!

How does a person know how much liability coverage is needed? Check out this simple flowchart:

1466 days ago


Multi-response here:

Beelzabub & Mimik -

Thank you both again. I left replies for you back on Alleged Mistress text board.

Get a Life & TMZGossip -

I appreciate you taking the time to find and post the Federal and CA state laws regarding dying declarations and unavailable witness. It was an interesting read.

1466 days ago


i also think that if the story about mel coming over to the sherman oaks house and kicking the door down would have been reported by the neighbors due to the location and the acoustics in that area. They would have heard the commotion immediately and being such a quiet residential area would have become alarmed and phoned the police right away.

Posted at 9:15 PM on Aug 16, 2010 by wondering

I think it's even more amazing that I posted the Nicole 911 call on 8-9 with almost exactly the same scenario that Miss Oksana's "sources" claimed occured in the article released 8-11.

1466 days ago


...and the dingy has moved on.....

1466 days ago


Shell -


I hope.

1466 days ago


I just have to ask. ROL is reporting that Mel fell asleep at the wheel. I haven't heard that confirmed anywhere. There was speculation of it here as a possiblity yesterday among some posters. Are they now using posters comments for their story? LOL

1466 days ago

Rory Cleveland    

Official police transcript from crash. Haha!

1466 days ago


Perhaps it was the car. Rich people and their toys careening into rocks. Good for the rocks! American rocks are tougher than your Italian cars and less bigoted than imported actors. Now I gotta get back to work and keep supporting all you entitled sissys.

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