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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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16.

BOB    

Looks Like the BLACK BIKE to the right of JAY cause the accedent by slowing down to get a picture of JAY LENO,the WHITE BIKE had to BRAKE HARD ,,,,BIKE BEHIND HIT THE WHITE BIKE

638 days ago
17.

who dat    

The cause of this crash: two many inexperienced riders, riding too close. This was inevitable.

638 days ago
18.

TRACY    

THE BLACKS FOLKS ALWAYS THE BLAME, CLEARLY THEY CAUSE THEIR OWN ACCIDENT,TO HARD TO ADMIT , ALL RIDER WERE DRIVING CRAZY TO ME

638 days ago
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