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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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1006.

voice of reason    

Just caught Entertainment Tonight and I am beyond disgusted with the way this story was reported.

The ET correspondent was talking about the babysitter who has died and went on to STATE that the babysitter: "WITNESSED the ATTACK on OG".
I wrote it down, I coudnt believe the irresponsible and slanderous reporting. "WITNESSED" the "ATTACK on OG"?

This is so wrong! Mel is being crucified. Its just sickening to see a human being being played and destroyed!

Posted at 7:42 PM on Aug 16, 2010 by voice of reason
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Why can't Mel supporters stand / accept any news agency that reports negative news ?

Did it ever occur to you Mels Lovers maybe the report is 100% accurate ?

Maybe the babysitter signed declarations before passing ? Maybe even video-taped a statement .
NO one except close insiders really know .,,everything else is simply speculation and nothing more .

If as all Mel supporters claim this woman is so evil ( and she probably is ) don't you think she thought ahead and preserved the testimony of a dying woman ?

SO ET reports this "news" and now they ( ET ) are suddenly a bad news agency in the eyes of the blind Team Mel lovers .,.LMAO .,.,.


Posted at 8:15 PM on Aug 16, 2010 by get a life ho

@ get a life ho

Sounds like you believe its ethical and responsible journalism to "poison" the audience with irresponsible and slanted reporting.
The majority of the public naturally believes what is being reported in the media. Those of us on this board whot have been following this story since the beginning, soon realized that it has more holes than swiss cheese.
None of us have been present when all these allegations have taken place. However, we can clearly see how the media has been unfavourably slanting this story to villanize, humiliate and destroy Mel Gibson.

Days BEFORE ET reported that the deceased babysitter/nanny 'WITNESSED THE ATTACK ON OG", TMZ reported that:
"According to sources connected with the case,the babysitter was present when Oksana returned home BUT LEFT BEFORE ANYTHING PHYSICAL OCCURRED". Other sources, however, question the babysitters claim, because they say she never previously made any such allegations".

Please enlighten us, Mel supporters, how the ET report is 100% accurate as you claim.

1531 days ago
1007.

fuddyduddy    

Please enlighten us, Mel supporters, how the ET report is 100% accurate as you claim.


Posted at 9:29 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by voice of reason
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We don't believe it to be 100% accurate.

1531 days ago
1008.

voice of reason    

Please enlighten us, Mel supporters, how the ET report is 100% accurate as you claim.


Posted at 9:29 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by voice of reason
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We don't believe it to be 100% accurate.

Posted at 10:02 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by fuddyduddy


Hi fuddyduddy

I was asking "get a life ho" who stated "did it ever occur to you Mel Lovers the report is 100% accurate?" to enlighten us, who support Mel, how the ET report is 100% accurate as he claims.

1531 days ago
1009.

fuddyduddy    

OOOPS...sorry, voice of reason...I guess I need more coffee to get me going! I must still be fired up from last night. You are absolutely correct in what you say.

1531 days ago
1010.

TMZgossip    

I was asking "get a life ho" who stated "did it ever occur to you Mel Lovers the report is 100% accurate?" to enlighten us, who support Mel, how the ET report is 100% accurate as he claims.

Posted at 10:10 AM on Aug 17, 2010 by voice of reason

if there wasn't a comma after "enlighten us" -- your comment would be accurate as to what you are trying to say.

ie... Please enlighten us Mel supporters, how the ET report is 100% accurate as you claim.

1531 days ago
1011.

Andrew Alfano    

Unbelievable

1531 days ago
1012.

Gent    

I'm glad he's ok. I am a fan of Mel Gibson. Have been since Mad Max. Too bad Hollywierd is so hell bent on trying to destroy his career. Still upset about Passion of the Christ I guess. Had he been killed in wreck, it would have been a site to see all the folks who were willing to forgive this marvelously gifted man. Well, you have a second chance.

1531 days ago
1013.

canook    

hi everyone
who is good in heart and seek the truth
at 7:30 Pacific time (10:30 Atlantic time
please light the candle
for Dr. Frank Ryan, Ruslana Korshunova and Mel
let the truth come out soon

please God (G_d) protect Mel and his family,
keep the evil away from Mel
let Oksana come to her end, let justice take over her evil doing

1531 days ago
1014.

cassey    

Mel, no matter how many bumps you go over in your life, you will always be one of the very best actors I've had the pleasure of watching. Thank you for your awesome work. Now, sir if you are the JERK everyone is portraying you to be how about making some real life changes so your public may love you once again. More importantly so your family can love you again.

1531 days ago
1015.

mspaap    

Was he drinking again? ya thank?

1530 days ago
1016.

mary woods    

they say he wasn't drinking...
Doesn't matter though the powers that be will turn this car accident into a racist issue somehow. What a load of deadheads Hollywood power brokers are, the men in suits...they forgive Charlie Sheen and don't forget Polanski raped and drugged a 13yr old girl...and he is spoken of as a master/genius film maker Bollocks!

1528 days ago
1017.

carinsurance    

What an unfortunate accident. I feel very bad for Mr. Gibson. And for those who are always on the road, be very vigilant in traveling. There are ways to avoid accidents and you can check em out here: http://bit.ly/9MuNtZ

1523 days ago
1018.

Jack    

And this, boys and girls, is why you don't give fast cars to retards. OK?

1490 days ago
1019.

fran    

Dear Mr. Mel Gibson
I have been a huge fan since Mad Max and never looked back.
I want you to know that I hope and pray that you and your family will keep the faith and the strength, I am very sure God is watching over all of you..hang in there Braveheart...the world is with you. best wishes and regards,prayers. Fran (Canada)

1472 days ago
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