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'Breaking Bad' Star

WITNESS

In Jay Leno Bike Crash

10/24/2012 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston was mere FEET from the motorcycle crash that nearly took out Jay Leno ... and tells TMZ he knows what REALLY caused the bikers to lose control and wipe out that day.  

We broke the story ... a bike with two passengers slammed into another vehicle at the 2011 "Love Ride" ... coming thiiiiis close to taking out Leno.

Christina Silva -- the rider who captured the crash on camera -- says she was unfairly blamed for causing the crash ... and now Cranston seems to back her story.

Bryan tells us ... "I was about fifty yards behind in the same lane as the downed riders. It happened because of excess speed."

Cranston explains, "Guys were flying past me. When you put yourself in that position you are forced to make quick decisions when coming upon slower traffic. Not a good mix. Slow it down - enjoy the ride!"

As for Leno ... Bryan says he didn't just ride off into the sunset -- "Jay stopped to assist and went to the hospital with the injured riders."

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24 COMMENTS

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MrHarrybawls2010    

JAY LENO IS A REAL P.O.S. JUST ASK CONAN, LETTERMAN AND KIMMEL. LENO SHOULD BE TARRED AND FEATHERED AND GIVEN 24 HRS TO LEAVE HOLLYWOOD.

544 days ago
2.

Raymond    

Albert Brooks was awesome in "Drive". Just an apropos reminder.

544 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

LINDSAY LOHAN IS GOING ON HALLOWEEN DRESSED AS A GIANT SYRINGE...THROW ROCKS AT HER.

544 days ago
4.

Acorr234    

Jay Leno seems like such a down to earth, nice guy. Even though he is disgustingly rich, he always manages to keep it real.

544 days ago
5.

Bravo600    

Why are we reading about a story where a celebrity was ALMOST injured in 2011? How is this news?

544 days ago
6.

Seriez    

Is Jays head really that damn big?

544 days ago
7.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Cranston should have shot the ones who caused the accident. Either that or strapped a bomb to their wheelchairs. ;+)

544 days ago
8.

Athina    

Why are you calling it "Jay Leno Bike Crash?" It's not "his" crash. He wasn't even involved in the crash. I see there is a desperate attempt to involve him somehow but um...it's not working.

544 days ago
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cobrazombie    

That doesn't look like Jay Leno rolling over and over on the freeway.

544 days ago
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Jay-D    

"WE broke the story(that happened from 2011)...

544 days ago
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Papichulo168    

How was Leno in any danger during the accident? They're a bunch of stupid weekend riders which was pretty apparent by the way they ride:

0:23 Rider overtakes white truck too close to the truck
0:28 same rider overtakes another sedan on it's right
0:32 another rider almost plows into another rider on the left

544 days ago
12.

Sparky McBoing Boing    

Everyone focuses on the jack ass riding up from behind and nobody looks at the moron zipping around cars in the front. It's that tard that goes around the truck on the right then dives back in the lane causing the truck to slow, and also the biker that gets nailed has to slow down too. The guy behind is obviously going too fast and not paying attention so it's his fault, but he did not cause the wipe out.

544 days ago
13.

JenniferLee22    

Love my job, since I've been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online… Max14.com

544 days ago
14.

well duhhh    

TMZ, YOU GUYS ARE ****ING IDIOTS FOR CALLING THIS A "JAY LENO" BIKE CRASH... he had nothing to do with it.... STUPID ****ING EDITORS AT TMZ...

544 days ago
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SUBCON    

Be more carefull.

544 days ago
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