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Johnny Manziel I Was Victim In Hit & Run ... 'T-Boned' In Dallas (Update)

6/22/2016 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-johnny-manziel-car-wrecked-tmz-01Johnny Manziel says he can explain how his car got wrecked in Dallas -- claiming he was the VICTIM in a brutal hit-and-run crash and the cops are involved. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Manziel's Nissan GTR sustained all sorts of damage to the driver's side of the car this week ... in an incident that also set off his airbags. 

We spoke with Manziel's rep, Denise Michaels, who tells us ... "Johnny told me his car was T-boned and the driver just rode away right after. He reported it to police."

But here's the weird thing ... we spoke with Dallas PD and as of Tuesday afternoon, we were told there was no record of an incident involving Manziel. 

update_graphic_red_bar9:14 AM PT -- The Dallas PD is now saying they DO have a report from Manziel -- though it's unclear when the report was filed. 

Cops say the accident occurred Monday night -- and Manziel claims he has a witness from his car and an impartial witness who can corroborate his story. 

Manziel's rep says the QB hit his head in the crash -- but did not suffer a concussion or any other major injury. 

Johnny Manziel Another Mysterious Car Wreck

6/22/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0621_johnny_manziel_crash_car_launchMore troubling photos involving Johnny Manziel -- a car owned by the ex-NFL star was clearly involved in a bad accident in Dallas ... with the driver's side completely smashed in. 

TMZ Sports obtained pics of Manziel's 2015 Nissan GTR -- the same car he was driving during his alleged domestic incident with his ex-GF, Colleen Crowley, last year in Ohio. 

Multiple sources tell us the car appeared Monday night at a Dallas apartment complex where Manziel is supposedly staying ... looking like it had been T-boned. You can see in the pics the driver's side airbag was deployed. We've confirmed the car is still registered to Manziel.

We don't know how it happened, who was driving, or if Manziel was even in the car at the time. Cops tell us they have no record of a crash involving Manziel. We're trying to find answers. 

We've reached out to Johnny's rep and Johnny himself -- but so far, no word back from either. 

Just a few months ago, Manziel was involved in another bad accident on the Sunset Strip -- when a Mercedes he was in crashed into a pole. He was unscathed in the wreck. 

'SOA' and 'TMNT' Stars Rescue Man From Fiery Crash

6/2/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601-Tommy-Flanagan-Alan-Ritchson-tmz-02One of the "Sons of Anarchy" and a 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' teamed up for a real life rescue mission -- pulling a guy from an overturned car ... TMZ has learned.

'SOA' star Tommy Flanagan and Alan Ritchson -- Raphael from the latest 'TMNT' movie -- were headed to the Houston airport on Sunday after a comic con event ... when they saw a truck blow a tire and flip across the highway. 

The driver of the wrecked truck, Jonathan Elder, tells us the actors rushed to pull his unconscious brother out of the passenger seat. In a scene straight out of an action flick ... he says 'Raphael' and 'Chibs' used a crowbar to free his bro right before the truck caught fire.

BTW ... the guy driving Tommy and Alan to the airport is a military vet who provided medical assistance until emergency crews arrived. Tommy took a pic with him after the incident.

Talk about a dream team.

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Johnny Manziel Fires Back After NY Car Ambush 'Shouldn't Have Came At Me Like That'

5/31/2016 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Manziel says he's "hashing it out" with the owner of a NY luxury car rental company who ambushed him in the street Friday night ... but says the guy "shouldn't have come at me like that."

The ambush went down on Friday -- when Wayne (the owner of Precision Concierge) tracked down the QB and confronted him over an expensive Mercedes he allegedly rented and then wrecked in L.A. 

Wayne told TMZ Sports ... Manziel had promised to pay for the wrecked ride -- but never did. So, Wayne found him in Manhattan on Friday and tried to get answers right from Johnny himself. 

Fast forward to Monday night ... Johnny says the two sides are talking, but he's clearly not happy with the way things went down. 

Bam Margera My Wife Got a DUI And Wrecked Our Porsche

5/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-bam-margera-nicole-boyd-TMZ-GETTY-01Bam Margera's wife got busted for DUI after getting into an accident while driving the same Porsche Bam was in a wreck years ago ... TMZ has learned. 

According to cops in West Chester, PA ... Nicole Boyd collided with another driver in a Hyundai earlier this month. Nicole said she had the green light, but the other driver insisted she ran a red. Either way, Bam and Nicole's Porsche Panamera got banged up badly.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, and the other driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Meanwhile, officers said Nicole smelled of alcohol and bombed field sobriety tests. She was arrested and booked for DUI.

Bam's Panamera might be cursed. As we reported, he got sideswiped in the ride shortly after getting it in 2011. 

As for Nicole's DUI -- Bam's had his struggles with the bottle, and his best friend, Ryan Dunn, was wasted when he died in a high speed crash. 

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Yo Gotti Sues Employee Crashed My Whip On Joyride

5/25/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-yo-gotti-instagram-01Yo Gotti's prized $409k Lamborghini Aventador got wrecked instead of repaired when an employee at the dealership took it out for a joyride ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Yo Gotti is suing Motorcars of Georgia, a luxury car dealership, where he took his Lambo last October for maintenance work. It was still there in December when, according to docs ... an MOG employee took it out for an early morning spin and crashed the whip into a tractor-trailer on the interstate.

Gotti says the accident happened 20 miles away from the dealership, and he points out he never gave the dealership permission to drive his car off the lot.

Gotti talks about the car like a loved one, saying it sustained "serious physical injury."

He's suing for $80k in damages -- to the car -- plus his personal pain and mental anguish. Not to mention the money lost from not being able to use the car in music videos.

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NFL's Shaq Thompson Blamed Cell Phone In Head-On Crash ... Cops Say

5/23/2016 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0523_anthony-boone_shaq-thompson_instagram-gettyCarolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson told police he was reaching for a dropped cell phone when he lost control of his car and smashed into another vehicle head-on early Sunday morning ... cops say. 

Shaq -- the team's 2015 1st round draft pick -- was behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevy SUV which slammed into a 2004 Lexus SUV driven by former Duke QB Anthony Boone at 7:45 AM. 

When cops arrived to the crash scene near Shaq's Charlotte-area home, the NFL player was given a breathalyzer -- which turned up traces of alcohol ... but cops say it was well BELOW the legal limit.  

"He had some residual left over from the night before, but nothing where it was impairing or anything like that,” Sgt. Ben Miller of the State Highway’s Union County told the Charlotte Observer

TMZ Sports also spoke with law enforcement officials who say Shaq said he had been playing music off his cell phone but dropped it ... and that's when he made the ill-fated decision to reach down and pick it up. 

Officials tell us Boone was not wearing a seat belt -- and was hospitalized for a broken pelvis and broken ribs. 

Shaq told police he was not seriously injured. He was not arrested -- but was cited for crossing the center lane. 

'The Walking Dead' Actors Jump to Rescue in Car Crash

5/13/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0512_walking_dead_car_crash_scene_launchTurns out Glenn and Daryl save people in real life too ... just not from zombies.

"The Walking Dead" stars Norman Reedus and Steve Yeun were cruising on motorcycles Thursday in Peachtree City, GA when they came upon a car crash near the set ... and they jumped into action.

We're told injuries were fairly minor, but the duo hung around until paramedics arrived. 

This COULD be a huge clue for 'TWD' fans -- last season ended with a mystery death ... the fact the two were together near set indicates their characters are ALIVE!!! 

Abby Wambach Flipped SUV In Secret '14 Wreck ...Fled Scene

5/9/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503_abby_wombach_car_crash_launchU.S. soccer legend Abby Wambach flipped her SUV in a secret late night car wreck back in 2014 -- and miraculously emerged healthy enough to walk more than a mile home following the crash.

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... Wambach was the driver of a Range Rover that crashed and flipped in Multnomah County, Oregon just after midnight on June 28, 2014. The car landed on a residential property -- causing damage to the front lawn. 

Moments after the crash, a passerby who came upon the flipped car called 911 and said the driver had already left the scene.  

A rep for the Portland PD tells us they ran the plate -- it matched with Abby -- so they went to her home (1 mile away) and located her there a short time later.  

Cops say Abby told them she had walked home because she didn't have her cell phone and wanted to call a tow truck. Unclear why she didn't flag down a motorist or knock on the door of the home where she flipped.  

Despite the severity of the crash and the curious fact she left the scene -- cops say they had no reason to believe Abby was impaired and did not administer a DUI test of any kind.  

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Dept. did file a 1 page report -- but Abby was never charged for hit and run or any other crime. 

Cops tell us this was NOT a case of celebrity justice -- with the responding officer insisting he didn't know who Abby was, despite her being a star on the U.S. National team. "We handled it as we would any other similar crash." 

In fact, cops say they helped put Abby in touch with the owner of the property so she could take care of the damages. 

We reached out to Abby for comment -- so far, no word back. 

'American Idol' Finalist Killed In Car Crash

5/6/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0506-ricky-smith-crash-fox-01Former "American Idol" finalist Rickey Smith was killed Thursday night in a multi-car highway wreck in Oklahoma.

Smith was on I-240 just outside Oklahoma City when, according to reports, another man driving the wrong way on the interstate slammed head-on into Smith's vehicle. Cops say the other driver was hospitalized and booked for DUI.

Smith competed on the second season of 'Idol,' and finished in eighth place. Ruben Studdard took the title that year.

Rickey was 36. 

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'General Hospital' Star My Corvette Got Hydrated

5/5/2016 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"General Hospital" star Bryan Craig turned his super expensive Corvette into a compact after slamming into a fire hydrant.

Bryan was driving in Hollywood on Wednesday and says a lady driving a Jeep ran a red, causing him to veer.

The woman -- shockingly -- stuck around and she and Bryan exchanged info.

Bryan's feeling the pain today after suffering some bumps and bruises. The Vette wasn't so lucky. It's now a candidate for the junkyard. 

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MMA Fighter Jordan Parsons Dies After Hit and Run Incident

5/4/2016 11:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0504-jordan-parsons-twitter-01MMA fighter Jordan Parsons has died ... days after he was struck by a Range Rover in a hit and run incident in Florida. He was 25. 

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons," Bellator MMA President Scott Coker said in a statement.

Parsons was 11-2 as an MMA fighter -- and was a part of the famed Blackzilians training group with stars like Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Rashad Evans. 

"Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man," Coker added. 

"Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thought and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates."

Parsons was struck by the car while crossing a street early Sunday morning. Officials believe Parsons may have been wearing headphones and was unable to hear the car approaching. 

Cops are still looking for the driver of the car that hit Parsons and have vowed to prosecute that person to the fullest extent of the law. 

Story developing ... 

Johnny Manziel BFF Off the Hook In Hollywood Crash

5/4/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503-j-mazz-ryan-tmz-instagram-01Johnny Manziel's party pal OVO Ryan is officially off the hook in a hit and run investigation stemming from a crash on the Sunset Strip ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Manziel told cops he was a passenger in a Mercedes-Benz S550 that crashed into a light pole after partying in Hollywood last month. The driver allegedly fled the scene. 

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Witnesses told cops OVO Ryan was the driver -- and recognized him by his beard. But now, we've learned officials will NOT press charges against him due to "insufficient evidence."

Our sources tell us ... the investigation showed there was essentially no damage to the light pole ... and prosecutors feel like it's a case of no harm, no foul. 

As for Manziel, he was never accused of any wrongdoing -- but it's one less legal headache he'll have to deal with. 

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