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Will Ferrell Car Crash 911 Calls Released Multiple People Phoned In

4/16/2018 6:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Will Ferrell and the other passengers in the SUV that got flipped over on a highway had many people worried and rushing to get help ... according to the multiple 911 calls.

TMZ has obtained the audio of anonymous passersby calling 911 last Thursday night after Will and co. were involved in a serious 2-car accident in Orange County. As you can hear, all of them sounded quite concerned over the wreck ... which flipped over Will's vehicle.

As we reported ... Will escaped injury last week after getting sideswiped by a Toyota on the I-5 freeway. He was transferred to an area hospital, but appeared okay as he was being loaded into an ambulance. We're told other passengers suffered more serious injuries, but were in stable condition at the hospital.

Cops say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash, and no one was arrested either.

Cam Newton Ferrari Crash 911 Call 'I Need the Police'

4/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cam Newton personally called 911 to ask for police assistance after his Ferrari was rear-ended by a utility truck ... and TMZ Sports has recording. 

"I need the police," 28-year-old Newton told the emergency operator moments after the April 6 crash in Atlanta. 

Newton is calm, collected and REALLY polite on the call while assuring the operator there were no major injuries suffered by either party in the wreck

The Carolina Panthers quarterback (who referred to himself as "Cameron Newton") did hesitate before describing his own car to the operator ... a $300,00 matte black Ferrari F12. 

Cops were dispatched the scene -- but Newton and the other driver ultimately decided to skip the police report and go their separate ways. No arrests, no reports, no problems. 

Newton seemed completely healthy and happy just a few days later when he hosted a shopping spree for 17 young Special Olympics athletes from the area. 

This wasn't Cam's first car accident -- he overturned his truck in North Carolina back in 2014. He was hospitalized with minor injuries but ended up making a full recovery.

Shaquille O'Neal Giant Samaritan ... Tries to Help Car Wreck Victims

4/13/2018 7:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shaquille O'Neal saw potential danger, and decided he needed to help after spotting a 2-car wreck Friday afternoon.

The accident -- Honda vs. BMW -- went down in one of L.A.'s busiest intersections ... Sepulveda and Santa Monica Boulevards, and Shaq happened to be driving by in the aftermath. We're told the big fella thought it looked bad enough that he should stop, and try to be of assistance. Y'know, in case a door needed to be ripped off or something.

Luckily, it turned out no one appeared to be seriously hurt. Some passersby saw Shaq on the scene, and thought he was in the accident, but he was really just a giant Samaritan. 

We're told Shaq surveyed the situation, realized everyone was okay, shook a few hands ... and went on his way. No paramedics or cops were involved, just a tow truck.

No truth to rumors Shaq handed out cards for the General. 

Will Ferrell SUV Flipped in Two-Car Accident ... Transported to Hospital

4/13/2018 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:35 PM PT -- Will and his colleague, Andrew Steele, were unhurt in the accident and have been released from an Orange County hospital ... according to United Talent Agency. Ferrell’s longtime driver, Mark Thompson, and another colleague, Carolina Barlow, remain hospitalized but are in stable condition.

We're told Will is staying close to his friends' sides as they get treatment, and he thanks everyone involved in responding to the accident and providing care ... as well as those who sent well wishes.

8:21 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the SUV was sideswiped from the right rear by a Toyota, causing the SUV to spin and flip over. We're told drugs and alcohol did not play a role in the accident. No one was arrested and cops continue investigating. 

7:40 AM PT -- Will's rep tells us he's been released from the hospital and is doing well. He did not suffer any significant injury.

Will Ferrell was riding in an SUV that got flipped over in a 2-car accident Thursday night, and he -- along with 2 others -- were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The wreck happened in Orange County on the I-5 freeway around 11 PM. Will was one of 3 passengers in the chauffeur-driven SUV. Witnesses tell us they got side-swiped by another car. 

It's unclear what injuries Will suffered ... he was speaking on his phone as firefighters loaded up his stretcher to take him to the hospital. One witness said a woman in Will's vehicle was more seriously injured, and was bleeding profusely on the scene.

Open beer bottles were seen on the road after the SUV was pulled upright. It's not clear which vehicle they came out of ... and police have not said if alcohol played a factor in the accident. 

The actor was apparently on his way back from a 'Funny or Die' event outside San Diego, and yes ... he appeared as Ron Burgundy.

Cam Newton In Car Crash with Dump Truck ... In Ferrari

4/6/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cam Newton was involved in a collision with a dump truck in Atlanta on Thursday ... and TMZ Sports has a photo from the scene. 

We're told the Carolina Panthers quarterback was driving his matte black Ferrari F12 (valued over $300,000) when the collision occurred around 4:00 PM local time. 

Atlanta PD confirms the accident occurred but says neither party wanted to fill out a police report.

Unclear what caused the collision or who was at fault -- but calm down, Panthers fans, Newton appeared to be okay after the incident. In fact, he was seen walking the car around in his shorts and one of his funky hats. 

FYI, Newton is from Atlanta and still lives there. 

28-year-old Newton has been involved in car accidents in the past -- he overturned his car in North Carolina back in 2014. He was hospitalized with minor injuries and ended up being okay. 

WWE Legend Johnny Valiant Dead at 71 Hit By Truck

4/5/2018 5:51 AM PDT
Breaking News

WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Valiant -- a 2-time World Tag Team champ -- was killed Wednesday morning near Pittsburgh when he was hit by a truck while crossing the street. 

The 71-year-old -- real name Tommy Sullivan -- was walking in Ross Township, Pennsylvania when he was struck by a pickup truck around 5:30 AM. 

Valiant was rushed to a nearby hospital but his injuries were too severe and he died shortly after the incident. 

After his wrestling career, Valiant went on to manage WWE superstars like Hulk Hogan, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Dino Bravo and Demolition

Valiant was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. 

Ex-NFL RB Isaiah Pead Gunnin' for Paralympic Gold ... After Losing Leg

4/2/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former NFL running back Isaiah Pead ain't gonna let a life-changing accident rob him of his athletic dreams ... telling TMZ Sports he's now on a quest for Paralympic gold!! 

We spoke to Isaiah 16 months after he lost most of his left leg in a car crash ... and he told us he's planning on hittin' the track in hopes of crushing the 2020, 2024 and 2028 Summer Paralympics.

"If they let me on the track, I'm goin' for the gold, period."

Pead says he's still in the early stages -- getting a prosthesis and sponsorship -- but he's confident everything will come together.

If and when it does, the ex-Rams and Dolphins RB says he's gunnin' for the podium in the 400 -- an event he dominated back when he was a high school sprinter.

As for his long-term goals -- "3 gold medals, 3 Paralympics. God willing, that's a hell of a career right there."

Amen.

Venus Williams No Reply from AT&T ... Phone Records Stall Wrongful Death Lawsuit

3/27/2018 2:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Venus Williams' cell phone records from the fatal car accident remain under wraps, because AT&T won't give up the goods ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Attorneys for Jerome Barson's estate are trying to put the heat on Venus' cell phone carrier, because according to docs, they first subpoenaed AT&T back in January ... but have yet to get any action.

Barson died from his injuries after his sedan smashed into Venus' SUV last June in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Cops cleared Venus criminally, saying she was "caught in the middle" of the intersection, but the Barsons' attorney, Gary Iscoe, wants to make sure she wasn't on her phone and distracted at the time.

As we first reported, there's surveillance video of Venus approaching the intersection -- just seconds before the accident -- but it's unclear if she's on the phone. 

In docs, Iscoe says AT&T told him on March 15 the request "being processed." Not good enough for the Barsons, who want the judge to force AT&T to hand over Venus' records now.

Justin Bieber Cops Called After Car Wreck

3/23/2018 11:41 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Justin Bieber was smacked from behind in his G-Class Friday night ... and the L.A. County Sheriffs Department got involved.

Bieber was on Sunset Boulevard just before 9 PM in West Hollywood when he was rear-ended by a Range Rover. Law enforcement sources tell us an OnStar system from one of the vehicles alerted them to the crash. 

We're told officers stood by while Bieber and the other driver exchanged info ... but cops didn't take a report.

Bieber appeared to be alone, but he's recently ditched Selena Gomez and hanging out with Patrick Schwarzenegger's girlfriend, Abby Champion's sister, Baskin.

Our sources say there were no injuries in the crash. 

Anton Yelchin Family Settles with Automaker In Fatal Jeep Accident

3/22/2018 10:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

4:45 PM PT -- The family says the settlement will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation -- which focuses on supporting young people in creative arts with debilitating diseases or disabilities -- and will also be used to film a documentary on his life.

Anton Yelchin's family has settled their lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler over the actor's tragic death.

The settlement is confidential, but it's almost certain the auto company that makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee paid a significant amount of money to make the case go away.

TMZ broke the story ... the 27-year-old actor was leaving his L.A. home in June 2016, when he got out of the vehicle possibly to check his mailbox and the Jeep rolled down the driveway, pinning him against a security gate. 

As we reported, Yelchin died almost immediately but his body was pinned for hours before it was discovered.

Authorities had said he thought the shifter was in park when it was actually in neutral. It was apparently a common mistake and the vehicles had actually been recalled for a fix at the time of the accident, but Yelchin had not yet taken the Jeep in.

The Chrysler dealership said after the tragedy the accident was the result of Yelchin's "misuse, misapplication or damage" of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

According to the death certificate, Yelchin died from blunt traumatic asphyxia. 

Mark Curry Crushing Mr. Cooper!!! Bronco Dies by Fallen Tree

3/22/2018 8:01 AM PDT

Mark Curry's learning the hard way ... Ford Broncos went out with O.J. Simpson -- something Mother Nature had to pound into the comedian's head ... and his SUV.

The "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" star fell victim to a huge tree falling over Wednesday during the massive rain storm blowing through the L.A. area. The tree was so big the fire department had to come out for cleanup duty, but the video is pretty bizarre. They had a huge circular saw for the job, but instead of chopping up the tree ... they buzzed through Mark's Bronco!

He didn't seem to be too bent out of shape over it. Pretty sure it's totaled, especially with the giant sawing of its hood.

Mark got the Bronco back in 1995 -- on the heels of O.J.'s infamous low-speed chase. We suspect Mr. Cooper's gonna be hanging with a car salesman today.

Self-Driving Uber Crash Dash Cam Video Released ... 'Disturbing, Heartbreaking'

3/22/2018 6:30 AM PDT

Video of a self-driving Uber hitting and killing a pedestrian was released this week -- and the footage is shocking.

Arizona authorities released dash cam video of the accident Wednesday night, which shows the moment a self-driving Uber SUV slams into a woman crossing the street with her bike -- with a would-be driver clearly distracted at the wheel.

The "driver" was Rafaela Vasquez, and you can see she's got her head down from the interior angle as the car eventually strikes the victim ... 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. The exterior shot does not show the moment of impact.

Herzberg died from her injuries, and Uber suspended further testing of their self-driving vehicles, while also releasing a statement saying the accident was "disturbing and heartbreaking to watch." They say they're cooperating with authorities in an investigation.

Blac Chyna Lawyer Wants Judge to Make Her Talk About 2015 Car Crash

3/16/2018 5:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's been dodging and ducking her deposition about a 2015 car crash, and the plaintiffs' lawyer has had enough and wants to make her talk ... according to new legal docs.

Jon Teller, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the 2015 crash with Chyna's white BMW, claims they've been trying to interview her for 9 months now ... but she has canceled or failed to appear for her scheduled deposition at least FOUR times now.

Teller says they've been trying to work with Chyna reasonably but have been "stymied" at every stage ... so now he's asking a judge to step in and order Chyna to get grilled. According to the docs ... he also wants the judge to slap her with sanctions in the amount of $4,560 for her actions. 

As we reported ... Chyna was scheduled to talk about her involvement -- or possible lack thereof -- in the 2015 hit-and-run case in October, but we now know it never happened.

As far as the crash goes -- Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, told cops she was behind the wheel and BC was not in the car. Paige was charged with felony hit-and-run ... but Teller believes Chyna was there too.

The civil trial against Chyna and Addison is set for June, so clearly ... Teller wants to question BC ASAP.

We reached out to Chyna ... she had no comment.

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