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Donald Sutherland Crash -- Only Half to Blame

7/3/2011 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Sutherland isn't completely to blame for his car vs. bicyclist collision last month --  law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the bike rider was ALSO in the wrong.

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As TMZ first reported, Sutherland struck the woman at a VERY low speed while pulling out of an alley in Santa Monica on June 24. Paramedics raced to the scene ... and treated the woman for minor injuries.

Officials launched an investigation into the incident ... and determined both sides screwed up. 

Authorities believe Sutherland, who told cops he was driving somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 to 2 miles per hour, should have hit the brakes sooner. And the biker is taking blame for riding on the sidewalk ... instead of peddling in the street. A big no-no.

Your move insurance companies.


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sonny    

1st

1211 days ago
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Noibns    

Sutherland puts the metal to the pedal !!!

1211 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Don, that hat you're wearing is too big to be worn when driving. Woman - I smell payday and reality show.

1211 days ago
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tessa    

but, but, but, I thought the bicyclist owns all the roads and the sidewalk and can do no harm, they are the ultimate entitled arrogant jerks . . .

say what you will, but 9 out of 10 bicyclists fit that description.

1210 days ago

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