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Dr. Phil Hits Skateboarder with Car Ambulance Called

10/21/2017 6:00 PM PDT
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Dr. Phil's car insurance might be going up soon, because he ran into a skateboarder in a crosswalk ... and all signs point to the TV host being at fault.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Dr. Phil was driving out of a parking lot near Universal Studios Friday morning when he impatiently attempted to pass a van, but when he went around it he struck a man in his early 20s in a crosswalk, riding on his skateboard.

We're told Phil got out of his Mercedes to check on the guy. Cops say the skateboarder recognized Dr. Phil and told him he was fine ... so they shook hands and Phil drove away.

A witness nearby reported the incident, and when cops showed up to check on the skateboarder ... he told them he was no longer fine -- he said his shoulder and leg were hurting.

Police called for an ambulance and paramedics checked him out and advised him to go to the hospital.

The young man declined a ride in an ambulance to a hospital ... telling them he'd get checked out on his own.

LAPD took a traffic injury report and cops reviewed surveillance footage to determine fault ... it doesn't look good for the Doc.

We reached out to Dr. Phil for comment ... so far, no word back.

Venus Williams to Lawyers I'm Ready to Talk About Fatal Car Crash Case

10/19/2017 3:01 PM PDT
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Venus Williams is finally making herself available to talk to opposing lawyers about the fatal car crash ... and the wrongful death lawsuit.

According to a court doc obtained by TMZ Sports ... Venus will sit for a deposition on November 9 in West Palm Beach. As we first reported ... attorneys for the estate of Jerome Barson said the tennis superstar had refused to respond to their repeated requests since July.

Barson's attorney, Michael Steinger, tells us, "After months of avoiding our repeated requests for deposition and after requesting the court order the same, we are pleased that Ms. Williams realized the importance of her testimony in this very serious case."

Barson is the 78-year-old man who died from his injuries after the June collision. Venus blames a third unidentified driver for the accident.

Macklemore Car Crash Other Driver Absolutely Bombed ... According to Cops

10/12/2017 12:50 AM PDT
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The guy who collided head-on with Macklemore had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit ... TMZ has learned. 

Jake Pitcher's BAC was .19% according to police docs -- and that was nearly 2 hours after the accident! Pitcher was charged last week in Washington with DUI.

As we've reported ... Pitcher was driving a pick-up truck on a winding road in July when he swerved across the lane and smashed into the rapper's Maybach. Incredibly, no one was seriously hurt in Macklemore's car. Pitcher suffered face and head injuries.

Mack recently opened up about the experience, saying he thought he was going to die.

Mischa Barton Sued U Smashed Your U-Haul into Our Building!!!

10/11/2017 3:41 PM PDT
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Mischa Barton just got sued for one of the all-time worst parking jobs, which left her U-Haul truck jammed in a carport.

The homeowners' association at The Park Wellington condos in West Hollywood wants Mischa to fork over $26,991.55 for some major repairs that had to be done after her not-so-brilliant move back in February.

TMZ broke the story ... Mischa slammed the truck into plaster covered support beams at the complex.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Mischa told the complex her then-bf, Adam Spaw, had rented the truck ... so they tried to get the dough through his insurance. The claim was denied, and according to the suit ... Mischa is actually listed in the police report as the driver -- so, the Wellington wants her to pay up.

Fun fact: Spaw is one of the guys Mischa later got a restraining order against when she claimed he had a sex tape of them.

Venus Williams Car Crash Autopsy Reveals Fatal Injuries

10/10/2017 3:38 PM PDT
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The man killed in the Venus Williams car crash suffered major internal injuries -- including lacerated organs and broken bones in his back ... this according to the autopsy obtained by TMZ Sports

The Medical Examiner has released the report regarding 78-year-old Jerome Barson -- who was in the passenger seat of a 2016 Hyundai which slammed into Venus' Toyota Sequoia on June 9

The reports shows Barson was rushed to the hospital with a lacerated spleen, a tear in his small intestine, damage to his colon, a broken pelvis and multiple spinal fractures. 

The ME says Barson remained in critical condition in the hospital ICU until he died on June 22 from complications from injuries he suffered in the crash. 

Barson's family is suing Williams -- claiming she's to blame for the accident since her car was in the intersection when it wasn't supposed to be ... causing Barson's car to slam into it. 

Williams is fighting the suit -- claiming she is not to blame. 

Larry King Smashup in Bev Hills Whodunnit?

9/26/2017 3:05 PM PDT
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Larry King was able to walk away, but his Mercedes-Benz didn't fare so well after he got into a wreck right in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Larry and his suspenders were seen surveying the damage to his Lincoln MK as well as the other vehicle -- a Mercedes-Benz -- involved in the accident. The other driver was on the sidewalk getting looked at by paramedics ... but we're told neither driver was injured.

Although a witness seems to think Larry hit the other driver ... police tell us it's unclear who was at fault. You can bet the insurance companies will sort that out.

We're told both cars were towed, and neither driver cited. 

Cardi B NYPD Cop Put Me in a Choke Hold!!!

9/20/2017 8:46 AM PDT
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Cardi B says a New York City cop put her in a choke hold Tuesday evening and slammed her against her car.

Sources connected to the "Bodak Yellow" rapper say the incident went down around 6 PM near Columbus Circle -- Cardi was riding in her new Bentley SUV when another driver hit her.

We're told Cardi wasn't driving, but she and a cousin -- who was also in the Bentley -- got out and started arguing with the other driver, and that's when the NYPD officer got involved. We're told the officer, who Cardi says was white, grabbed her with his arms around her neck and pinned her against the Bentley.

Once everyone involved calmed down, we're told the cop let Cardi go ... and left the accident scene without taking a report or issuing any citations. Moments later she angrily tweeted about the incident and blasted cops for not knowing "how to do they job F**K."

 

Cardi deleted her tweet after a few minutes. Her sister also posted about it, and later deleted. Our sources say Cardi was not injured by the choke hold, and it doesn't seem, at this point, she's looking to take legal action.

A spokesman tells us NYPD has no records or information about Cardi's claim, and adds it's unclear if police will try to get a statement from her about the alleged incident.

As for the accident ... sounds like Cardi's Bentley didn't suffer too much damage.

Heather Locklear 911 We Got a Celeb Down in the Ditch!

9/18/2017 1:58 PM PDT
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Moments after Heather Locklear drove her Porsche into a ditch ... cops got a 911 call reporting the accident -- and Heather's celebrity status was a hot topic.

TMZ obtained the 911 call and law enforcement communications regarding the Thursday evening accident. One of the deputies who responded to the scene ... called into dispatch and made it clear ... we've got a VIP here.

The deputy said, "It's a celebrity. She's huge" -- and the dispatcher responded, "I'll let [the Sheriff's Office] know, and they'll probably get out there a little quicker."

As we first reported, Heather drove into the ditch in Thousand Oaks, CA and managed to walk away with minor injuries. She didn't hit any other property, and will not be cited for the accident.

Heather Locklear All Clear In Car Crash ... Cops Wrap Investigation

9/15/2017 9:02 AM PDT
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Heather Locklear can officially rest easy knowing she won't face any criminal consequences following driving her Porsche into a ditch because cops say their investigation is a wrap.

Law enforcement sources tell us they've determined drugs and alcohol were absolutely not a factor in the accident.

We're told cops won't pull Locklear's phone records (to determine if she was distracted) or investigate the speed at which she was driving because it was only her in the wreck, no one else was injured and no property was damaged.

TMZ broke the story ... Locklear drove her Porsche into a ditch in Thousand Oaks Thursday night. The 55-year-old was taken to a local hospital with only minor injuries.

It appears she's just fine ... posting Friday that she was "home and good" and thanking everyone for their concern.

Our sources say it'll be up to Heather and her insurance company to hash things out from here.

I'm home and good. Thank you for your concern!💋

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Chris Soules Looks Sharp, Says Zilch at Hearing

9/14/2017 10:30 AM PDT

Chris Soules showed up in court for the first time in nearly 5 months ... this time in a suit and not a bright jumpsuit.

The former 'Bachelor' was flanked by his attorneys at Buchanan County Courthouse Thursday in Iowa for a hearing that lasted 5 minutes. They were there to formalize an agreement with prosecutors regarding evidence.

You'll recall Chris first appeared in court back on April 25 in prison garb. He was told to speak up at that appearance, and this time around he didn't say a peep.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested after plowing his Chevy pickup into a tractor. The tractor driver later died from his injuries. Chris was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, but he's since asked for criminal charge to be dropped.

Macklemore HOW'd He Survive?!! 1st Pics of Head-On Crash

9/12/2017 12:05 AM PDT
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The alleged drunk driver who smashed head-on into Macklemore was nearly ejected through his windshield ... which is clear from the first pics of the horrific crash scene.

TMZ obtained the photos of the pickup truck sitting nose-to-nose with Macklemore's Maybach. The fact the truck is on the wrong side of the road shows the driver swerved into Mack's lane.

The gnarly shots of the July wreck also show the rapper's airbags deployed, while the truck driver's windshield was smashed and splattered with blood.

He suffered head and face injuries, and was eventually arrested for DUI. The biggest miracle ... Macklemore and his passengers were left mostly unscathed.

Derek Fisher Pleads No Contest to DUI

8/29/2017 11:13 AM PDT
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Derek Fisher has pled no contest to DUI stemming from a June 5 crash in which he flipped his SUV on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. 

Fisher previously pled not guilty to 2 misdemeanor counts of DUI -- but struck a plea deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to driving with a B.A.C. of .08 and got probation and 100 hours of community service (or 10 full days). 

He's also required to install an ignition interlock device in his car -- which will monitor his breath before he can start the vehicle. 

There's more ... Fisher must participate in a MADD victim impact panel where he will speak with families of victims in drunk driving accidents. Plus, he's been ordered to complete a 3-month-long alcohol education class. 

Miraculously, no one was injured in the crash -- including his passenger/girlfriend, Gloria Govan

After the incident, Fisher told his fans the situation will NEVER happen again

Weston Cage Pleads No Contest in Wild DUI Chase ... Gets to Pick His Poison

8/28/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Weston Cage -- Nic Cage's son -- isn't getting off easy in his drunk driving case but the judge is letting him pick one of 3 doors for his sentence.

Wes pled no contest this month to driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher after he led cops on a wild chase in February in the San Fernando Valley. He took out mailboxes before crashing into a tree and another car.

Wes already knows he'll be on probation for 3 years, has to complete a 3-month alcohol program, and has to pay a bunch of fines plus additional penalty fees. As for the rest of his sentence, here are Cage's options:

- Door 1: 350 hours of community service
- Door 2: 30 days of community labor
- Door 3: 45 days in county jail

Choose wisely ...

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