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Gene Hackman 911 Call

'Injuries Life-Threatening'

1/23/2012 10:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gene Hackman 911 Call
Gene Hackman's injuries were life-threatening after a car struck the actor while he was riding his bicycle in Florida -- this according to the 911 tape, in which the dispatcher also calls the accident a "hit-and-run."

According to the caller, Gene lost consciousness after the car hit him -- and was bleeding from multiple places.

Later in the call, it sounds as if Gene regains consciousness -- but won't cooperate with bystanders who are asking him to stay still.

The dispatcher calls the accident a "hit-and-run" -- but law enforcement sources tell TMZ, that was a mistake ... the woman who struck Gene stayed on the scene and cooperated with authorities.

TMZ broke the story ... Hackman was struck by the car earlier this month while riding around in the Florida Keys --and was subsequently airlifted to a trauma hospital in Miami, where he was treated for injuries to his head and body.


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He was truck? by a car?

1004 days ago


What gives you the ****ing right to post this? You guys think you're SOOOO important but you're not NO ONE GIVES A **** ABOUT ANY OF YOU

1004 days ago

Cheryl A.    

I never believed the first story where his manager said he had some bumps and was released from the hospital. If the man was say, 40 years old, that might be believable but NOT at 80-anything.

1004 days ago

D. Potter    

Why does TMZ feel the need to post these 911 calls. Just like the gal that walked into a plane prop, the whole thing is in bad taste and has no journalistic value whatsoever...Damned media leaches...

1004 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

So, his injuries were serious and he was airlifted and TMZ tried to make it sound like he was getting special treatment on the hospital, when he was probably just in the ICU, where everybody gets special treatment.

1004 days ago


If it would have been anyone else we would NOT have been air lifted anywhere, in our 80s or not. Especially because the techs at the scene can tell if there were any life threatening injuries. Local ERoom.

1004 days ago


we will never know how bad it was.
maybe we shouldnt..but if he acts like gary busey next time
we see him, we will know ..good actor, hope he IS ok.

1004 days ago

Mulholland Drive    

Gene Hackman is an excellent actor I hope he pulls through this.

1004 days ago

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