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Pink's Hot Dogs

Car Crashes Onto Sidewalk ...

Of L.A. Landmark

8/19/2015 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pink's Hot Dogs -- the most iconic eatery in Hollywood -- just had a customer come crashing up to its counter ... driving his or her car up on the sidewalk and smashing into parking meters.

According to witnesses ... it appears no one was seriously hurt when the car came to a stop, just inches from Pink's famed counter top. We're told the car careened onto the sidewalk after colliding with another vehicle in the street.

There's always a long line for the dogs -- so, it's really amazing no one was injured. Even more incredible ... looks like no one dared lose their place in line, despite the car wreck!

Warning to tourists: There is NO drive-thru window at Pink's. 

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Hero Cop

Pulls Driver Out Of Car

Before Train Hits

8/4/2015 4:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nelson Gomez is lucky the sheriff's department was nearby ‘cause they saved his life by dragging him to safety before a train smashed into his car.

The near disaster took place on the tracks of a Caltrain train in San Mateo, CA.

After being saved, the 20-year-old had handcuffs slapped on his wrists for suspicion of driving in violation of his probation.

Check out the heroic rescue … and arrest.

Idiot Totals $845K Porsche

In Parking Lot!!!

7/30/2015 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


When this idiot decided to show off the horsepower of his 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, he should have made sure he was out of the parking lot first.

In a moment of pure jerk-a-tude, this speed demon wrecked his $845k ride while trying to weave around cars and pedestrians at breakneck speed … just to leave the parking lot of France’s Epi Plage Hotel this past Sunday.

Check out the video ... instant karma.

Horrific Car Accident

Driver Takes Out Pedestrians ...

Then Gets His Ass Kicked

7/29/2015 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

5 buddies hanging out had their night completely ruined … along with their backs … after a car plowed into the group of them.

After the terrible accident the one dude who was left standing took revenge into his own hands by ripping the driver out of the car and stomping his lights out.

Check out the video that proves jaywalking can end a lot worse than just getting a ticket.

Salma Hayek's Brother

Cops May Recommend Manslaughter Prosecution

Over Car Crash

4/22/2014 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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's brother Sami may have gunned his muscle car just before getting into a fatal car crash, and cops are thinking of referring the case to the D.A. for manslaughter prosecution.

LAPD got a search warrant -- obtained by TMZ -- which allowed them to root through the car Sami was driving -- a 2006 Ford GT.  Cops were zeroing in on a device called an RCM -- restraint control module, which is like a black box for cars.

Cops believe the RCM will confirm the stories of some eyewitnesses ... that Sami gunned his car and lost control, which then caused him to fishtail over the center line and hit a car coming in the opposite direction.

According to the search warrant, cops reveal they anticipate sending the case to the L.A. County D.A. for possible felony vehicular manslaughter prosecution.

The legal docs don't reveal the results of the RCM analysis.

And, according to the search warrant, Salma and her husband OWN the car and he often drove it when they were out of town.  Under California law, if the victim's family sues, the registered owners could also be on the hook.

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MTV Reality Star Chris Tolleson

Rescued Crash Victim

Right Before the Car Exploded!

4/15/2014 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0415-chris-tolleson-instagram-02"Are You the One?" star Chris Tolleson was the one ... who along with a few friends, rescued a guy from a burning car just minutes before it burst into flames.

Tolleson tells TMZ he was in a car with a group of friends in Virginia Beach a few weeks back when they drove up to an accident scene and discovered a car that had just crashed into a tree ... and was ON FIRE.

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Tolleson says he and his friends ran out of their car and found a guy unconscious in the passenger seat (there was no driver to be found) but the door was blocked by a tree. He says he and his friends pulled the tree back enough so they could open the door and dragged the guy out of the car.

After Tolleson says they dragged him 50 feet or so, he says they could hear the car starting to crackle, so they dragged him another 50 feet. Tolleson says the car blew up just a few minutes later. 

Tolleson says his other two friends suffered first degree burns from the fire, while he got cut up from helping to remove the tree. 

The victim suffered serious injuries.  No word on his progress.

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Brooke Burke Charvet

I Drove into That Fence

ON PURPOSE

4/3/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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040214_brooke_burk_launchBrooke Burke Charvet was so afraid her car would veer into oncoming traffic yesterday, that she drove it up a hill and into a fence on purpose ... to avoid a bad accident.

Brooke got into a minor accident yesterday in Malibu and scratched up her sweet Maserati. Cops were suspicious enough that they gave her a field sobriety test.

But Brooke was stone cold sober, explaining the ABS system on her Maserati had failed. She said her only concern was for the safety of the small children in her car ... and that's why she drove it into a fence ... rather than risk hitting another car.

Brooke joked everything would have been fine if she had been driving her trusty Escalade ... which only reminds us again ... BUY AMERICAN.

Brooke Burke

Gets the Drunk Treatment

After Maserati Crash

4/2/2014 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brooke Burke Charvet walked a thin line with police after her Maserati accident Wednesday AM -- she took a field sobriety test -- and TMZ has obtained the footage showing she's stone cold sober.

As we reported, cops suspected the actress might be under the influence after her Mas crashed up an embankment in Calabasas. She passed the field sobriety test with flying colors, but the video is great.

We're told Brooke blamed a faulty steering wheel for the crash. 

Brooke Burke

Bangs Up Maserati

My Steering Wheel Screwed Me Over!

4/2/2014 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brooke Burke Car AccidentBrooke Burke Charvet crashed her Maserati early this morning, but TMZ has learned she's blaming the whole thing on a faulty steering wheel.

According to law enforcement sources, Brooke drove her car through a chain link fence in Calabasas early this morning. We're told the accident caused only mild damage to her pricey ride.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they gave Brooke a field sobriety test on the scene ... and she passed with flying colors.

Our sources say she told police there was a problem with the steering, and that's what caused the crash.

Buy American.

‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star Josh Altman

Crashes Range Rover into House of Blues

11/6/2013 12:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Josh Altman – star of "Million Dollar Listing" – crashed his Range Rover into some prime real estate this morning ... the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. ... TMZ has learned.

We know ... at least 3 cars were involved in the accident -- and several witnesses are saying it was all caused by a 4th car that made a dangerous turn across busy Sunset Blvd. traffic.

TMZ spoke with Josh's brother Matt who tells us ... the dangerous turn caused the driver of a red Honda to slam on the brakes. The Honda was hit by a taxi van, which was hit by Josh's Range Rover.

We're told Josh tried to swerve around the taxi ... but ended up clipping the car and slamming into the House of Blues.

Cops responded to the scene. We're told they're currently looking into the situation.

Fortunately, Josh didn't appear hurt in the crash and nobody involved suffered any serious injuries.

As for the HOB, we're told management is making plans to repair the damage ASAP and no shows will be cancelled as a result of the incident.

Tony Shalhoub

Multi-Car Crash

at Paramount Studios

10/24/2013 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Monk" star Tony Shalhoub -- and his dog -- were involved in a multi-car accident right outside the Paramount Studios lot Wednesday, TMZ has learned ... and fortunately BOTH emerged unscathed. 

We obtained a photo of the crash scene ... showing Tony's electric SUV (the one marked EV) across from a Mercedes that appears to have suffered damage to the hood. 

A witness tells us ... Tony was rear-ended and propelled into another vehicle. By the look of things, it's likely the "other car" was the Mercedes. 

It appears a piece of the Benz was knocked into the street. 

Another SUV was hanging off the curb -- it's unclear if that car was struck in the collision or if it just swerved to get out of the way. 

Tony's ride didn't appear to suffer any real damage either. His dog can be seen in the front seat. The animal seems to be in good health as well. 

1024-tony-shallhoub-car-accident-wm-4We're told no one involved in the wreck required immediate medical assistance. After the crash, Tony was pictured on the side of the street and appeared to be OK. 

One witness tells us Tony was swapping information with the other drivers involved -- and was in good spirits considering the situation. Cops arrived to the scene, but left after the drivers assured them everything was under control. 

We called Tony's rep for comment, Mary Goldberg -- but she didn't know jack about her client's condition.

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'Big Time Rush' Star

BACK ON THE ROAD

After Scary Motorcycle Wreck

5/30/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What happens when you fall off your bike in a gnarly motorcycle crash? YOU GET YOUR ASS BACK ON ... especially if you're "Big Time Rush" star Logan Henderson.

TMZ has learned ... the Nickelodeon actor is back up on two wheels after a frightening crash in Hollywood back in December that he luckily escaped from with only scrapes and bruises.

Henderson's motorcycle was badly damaged in the wreck -- when he was cut off by another driver and thrown from his bike. But Henderson was determined to ride again ... and had the bike repaired.

The final bill -- $8,000 ... but luckily for Logan, we're told the other driver's insurance covered the cost.

After the repairs, Logan was so pumped to get back on his bike -- he rode it to set for the taping of the season 3 finale of "BTR" ... and don't worry, he made it there safely.

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Lil Twist

WRECKS Justin's Fisker

Then Flees

3/8/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If Justin Bieber continues to trust Lil Twist with his ultra-expensive cars, then he deserves what he gets, because TMZ has learned Twist had yet another mishap, and this one involves a hit and run.

We've learned Lil Twist was driving Justin's chromed-out Fisker Karma Tuesday, just after 6PM, when he crashed into cement poles protecting a wall at a San Fernando Valley liquor store ... damaging the poles and badly damaging the front-end of the car.

Sources tell us ... either Twist or one of his passengers told an eyewitness, "Do you know whose car this is? It's Justin Bieber's car." 

We're told a few minutes later, a BMW roared up to the parking lot and the driver told Twist and the passengers, "Get all the pieces from the car [that fell] and put it in the car [the BMW]."  After putting the Fisker parts in the BMW, the 3 men took off in the BMW, leaving the Fisker behind.

Sources say one of the 2 passengers was Chris Brown.  His reps have not confirmed or denied.

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FYI -- it's a crime to leave the scene of an accident that causes injury or property damage without exchanging info with the victim -- in this case the liquor store owner.  We're told this was NOT done.

You'll recall ... Twist also caused thousands of dollars worth of damage when he bottomed out Justin's Ferrari in the Four Seasons Hotel parking lot.  And Twist was speeding in Justin's Ferrari January 1st when he was stopped by the CHP.  A photog died while taking pics of the scene.

Justin -- don't be an idiot.  Cut him off.

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8:17 PM PT... Chris Brown's people just got back to us and said he wasn't in the car and wasn't even in town the day of the crash.

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