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Chris O'Donnell Sued Over Chain Collision Allegedly Caused by His Daughter

10/19/2018 4:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris O'Donnell is being sued over a serious car crash allegedly caused by his 19-year-old daughter.

Lily Anne O'Donnell was driving in Santa Monica, CA back in 2016 when she rear-ended a car, which then slammed into another vehicle driven by personal trainer Tracy Sutton.

Sutton claims in her lawsuit she suffered serious neck and back injuries. Her lawyers at The Capital Law Firm tell us the injuries have continued to affect her ability to work.

We're told Lily's car was totaled. As for why Chris is being sued ... he's the registered owner. Lily is also named as a defendant.

We reached out to Chris' rep ... so far, no word back.

Hillary Clinton Hits Keep Coming ... Secret Service Van Crashes in Garage

10/16/2018 3:31 PM PDT

Hillary Clinton hit a snag on her way to a fundraiser ... well, to be exact, the SUV she was riding in smacked into a cement pole, and came to a screeching halt.

Hillary, reportedly accompanied by her trusted aide, Huma Abedin, was in a Secret Service van Monday night in New Jersey headed to an event for Sen. Bob Menendez. As the van pulled into a parking garage -- with camera rolling -- it looks like her driver just cut the turn way too tight, and ... DOH!

Moments later, Hillary seemed unharmed as she stepped out of the van. The Secret Service tells us there were no injuries reported, and Jersey City cops are investigating the crash. Should be a pretty quick investigation.

It's been a tough few days for the former First Lady. She's also been taking heat for saying Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't an abuse of power.

A-Rod and J Lo's Driver Hits Paparazzi ... He Files Police Report, But is Likely at Fault

10/16/2018 7:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

7:10 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us the photog has filed a report with the LASD. We're told pedestrians are not allowed to block a vehicle in a space by standing in front of it, and drivers are permitted to creep forward.

It was Escalade vs. photog outside of Craig's last night -- with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez caught in the middle ... but it seems pretty clear the blame lies squarely with the paparazzi. 

The power couple got in their waiting white SUV to leave the fancy L.A. restaurant -- and while the shutterbugs snapped away through the front windshield ... the driver began to pull out slowly. 

During the flash frenzy, the driver clipped one of the photogs -- who dropped to the ground. You can hear witnesses yelling. The driver immediately slammed on the brakes to make sure the guy was okay. 

Other photogs tried to scold the driver -- but he blamed the incident on them, saying, "See what happens when you flash all the flashes? I can't see where I'm going."

He's right. 

Yeah, you're not supposed to hit people -- but it's not like the driver was being reckless ... it was the opposite. 

And at a point, if the photogs don't get out of the way and let this dude drive ... well, it's on them. 

That said, hope everyone's okay. 

Originally Published -- 10/16/2018 6:01 AM PDT

Terrence J $200k Car Wrecked in Crash ... Driver Flees Scene

10/9/2018 2:36 PM PDT
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2:36 PM PT -- A rep for Jasmine Sanders tells us ... "On behalf of our client, Jasmine Sanders, we would like to clarify that Ms. Sanders was not in the vehicle at the time of this morning’s accident and was in no way involved."

A car registered to the former host of BET's '106 & Park' was totaled in a crash and the driver fled the scene ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Terrence J's black McLaren hit a parking meter after his GF Jasmine Sanders -- the alleged driver -- lost control Tuesday at around 12:30 AM in Studio City, CA. The car finally came to a stop after striking a tree.

The car was registered to Terrence Jenkins.

Witnesses say Jasmine was behind the wheel and he was the passenger ... and they both took off after the wreck.

Cops are looking for surveillance footage. 

BTW ... a driver involved in an accident that causes death, injury or property damage must leave a note with identifying information. At the very least, the driver should have left a note on the parking meter. Hit-and-run is a crime. 

Terrence J was the host of BET's popular music video countdown show before becoming a co-host of "E! News." He also starred in the films "Think Like a Man" and "Think Like a Man Too."

We reached out to Terrence and Jasmine ... so far no word back. 

Originally published 7:25 AM PT

Ryan Lochte Car Crash 911 Call 'I Rear-Ended the People In Front of Me'

10/8/2018 8:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Lochte called 911 on himself to report a late-night car crash in which he slammed his Porsche into another car ... and TMZ Sports has the recording. 

"Um, yeah ... I would like to ummm, yeah ... we just got in an accident," the Olympic swimmer told the operator. 

"I rear-ended the people in front of me."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Lochte was driving in Gainesville, FL Thursday at around 9:45 PM when he rear-ended a car ... hours after he drunkenly kicked in a door at a hotel in Newport Beach. 

During the call, Lochte initially tells the operator he doesn't think anyone is injured -- but then changes his answer a few times. He's unsure. 

But, we know the driver of the car Lochte hit was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Lochte was okay and cited for "careless driving." There's no mention of alcohol in the police report.

Lochte had just flown to Florida after the booze-fueled incident in Newport Beach, CA. 

His lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, said the swimmer has now acknowledged he has an alcohol problem and plans to get treatment. 

Ryan Lochte Causes Car Crash ... After Alcohol-Fueled Door Kicking Incident

10/6/2018 8:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Lochte has clearly been spinning out of control because after his drunken door kicking incident on the West Coast, he caused a bad car crash on the East Coast the very same day ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Lochte was driving in Gainesville, FL Thursday at around 9:45 PM when he rear ended a car.

Lochte had just landed in Gainsville after flying from Orange County, CA, where he drunkenly kicked in his hotel room door at around 3 AM. Cops were called, came to the hotel but no arrests were made. Lochte settled up with the hotel and smoothed things over.

As for the car crash, according to the police report, Lochte was driving his Porsche to his home when he realized he was about to hit the car in front of him and slammed on his brakes at the last minute ... to no avail.  

The driver of the car Lochte hit was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Lochte was okay and cited for "careless driving." There's no mention of alcohol in the police report.

Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, told TMZ Sports Friday, "Ryan has been battling alcohol addiction for many years and unfortunately it has become a destructive pattern for him." Ostrow says Lochte realizes he needs professional help and will seek it. 

As you know ... Lochte got into trouble in Brazil during the 2016 Olympics during a drunken incident at a gas station. 

 

'Ray Donovan' Actor Pooch Hall Arrested for DUI ... And Letting His 2-Year-Old Drive

10/4/2018 7:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Ray Donovan" actor Marion "Pooch" Hall was arrested Wednesday night for DUI and felony child endangerment, after allegedly letting his 2-year-old son drive because he was too wasted to steer.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Hall, who plays Daryll, was driving in Burbank at around 7:30 PM when witnesses called 911 after seeing the toddler in his lap holding the steering wheel. 

We're told the witnesses were horrified to watch the car veer off and smash into a parked car. Thankfully, there were no injuries. One eyewitness tells us he saw the child crying in the front seat. The eyewitness says he looked in the window and the car seat was just laying among the junk in the back seat. It was not installed.

We're told when police came they smelled a strong odor of alcohol and Hall could barely walk. His blood alcohol level ... .25 -- more than 3 times the legal limit.

Hall was cuffed and taken to jail, where he remains on $100,000 bail.

As for his son ... he was released into his wife's custody. 

Kobe Bryant Rushes to Car Crash ... Plays Good Samaritan

9/27/2018 11:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kobe Bryant sprang into action Thursday after witnessing a car crash in Newport Beach -- helping out one of the drivers after a Tesla got hit outside his local Starbucks.

The retired NBA superstar was driving through the area in his blacked-out Range Rover when he saw a car run a red light and slam into the Tesla. Kobe stopped to make sure the driver was okay. 

A rep for Bryant tells us ... the Tesla driver told Kobe his phone was damaged in the wreck, so the Lakers legend offered to take pics on his cell instead. 

You can see Kobe snapping away in pics obtained by TMZ Sports

The good news ... we're told no one suffered any serious injuries in the crash. Cops responded to check in on the situation but no arrests were made.

Remember, Kobe's buddy Shaquille O'Neal did a similar thing back in April -- hopping out of his ride to tend to a crash he witnessed in L.A. 

See, these guys have more in common than ya thought ... 

Ashton Kutcher Manny Down ... After Scooter Crash

9/19/2018 10:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ashton Kutcher accidentally nailed a young man riding a scooter, sending him flying through the air.

19-year-old Leo Marenghi tells TMZ ... he was scooting along Tuesday afternoon on the sidewalk and as he passed the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, Kutcher pulled out of the lot in his black Tesla. Margenghi, who works as a nanny, says the impact propelled him into the air and he landed in the street.

We're told Kutcher was concerned, got out of his car and asked Leo if he was alright. He said he was fine, save a few bruises. Leo's not in showbiz, but he couldn't resist asking for a selfie as a memento, and Ashton obliged. 

Leo, ever the nanny, was on his way to pick up his kids from school, and that's why he was carrying 2 additional scooters.  

We reached out to Ashton's rep ... so far, no word back.

'Siesta Key' Star Brandon Gomes In Violent 3-Car Crash

9/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
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"Dude, You Crashed My Car" would be a great sequel to "Dude, Where's My Car?" ... and it would probably be based on the hijinks of Brandon Gomes from "Siesta Key" ... whose car was WRECKED after letting his buddy behind the wheel.

The violent crash went down Thursday night in Sarasota, Florida ... after former 'Siesta' costar Carson Wall ran a red light in a 2007 Cadillac ... triggering a 3-car crash. According to a police report ... the Cadi belongs to Brandon, but Carson was the one behind the wheel.

Carson told cops the light was yellow when he entered the intersection, but drivers in the 2 other vehicles -- a 2017 Audi and 2008 Toyota truck -- all said they squarely had the green.

The impact was so violent it ricocheted the Cadi into the Toyota, which caused the Cadi to crash into a signal pole before striking a wall.

Cops say Carson -- who injured his left arm -- was at fault. He was cited for failure to stop at a red signal. "Dude, Where's My Uber?" as part 3?

Mac Miller DUI Case to be Dropped ... Prosecutors Making it Official

9/10/2018 2:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9/11 3:20 PM PT -- TMZ has learned the case is now officially closed.

Mac Miller's death is forcing the L.A. City Attorney to complete a legal formality ... letting him off the hook in his DUI case. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the City Attorney's Office will officially drop the charges against Mac. He was supposed to be arraigned Tuesday in an L.A. courtroom, but we're told it's been taken off the docket and official paperwork will soon be filed.

TMZ broke the story ... Mac was arrested in May after smashing his G-Wagon into a utility pole in the San Fernando Valley. He walked away from the accident, but cops arrested him later after tracking him down at his home.

Video of the aftermath showed just how bad the crash was, but Mac wasn't seriously hurt.

As we reported, Mac ended up blowing twice the legal limit.

TMZ broke the story ... Mac died of an apparent overdose last week at his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mac Miller was 26.

Tommy Lasorda Brother Killed In Car Crash ... with Police Officer

9/7/2018 9:19 AM PDT
Breaking News

The younger brother of L.A. Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda died Thursday night in a major car accident involving a police vehicle. 

Officials confirm 83-year-old Joseph Lasorda tried to make a left turn in front of a Boca Raton Police Dept. SUV patrol vehicle around 8:30 PM ... and was T-boned by the cop car. 

Lasorda was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The officer driving the police vehicle was hospitalized for minor injuries and is expected to be okay. 

Officials are investigating the incident.

Joseph is survived by his wife Gaetana, 2 children and a grandchild. 

Story developing ... 

Post Malone First a Plane Scare, Now This Crash?!? ... 'God Must Hate Me'

9/7/2018 6:56 AM PDT

Post Malone got a THIRD lease on life in the early hours of Friday morning ... after walking away unscathed after a scary car crash.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the rapper was a passenger in his Rolls-Royce Friday in WeHo  at 2:40 AM when a Kia T-boned the Rolls on the driver's side.

Moments after the crash, Post told us the Kia hit them out of nowhere ... causing the Rolls-Royce to spin out of control. Photos back up his version.

We're told no drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. There were no injuries ... unless you count Post's psyche. After the crash, the rapper said (and later tweeted), "God must hate me."

The crash, of course, comes a mere 17 days after his private jet blew 2 tires after takeoff from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and seemingly circled for hours to burn fuel before making an emergency landing. Post said afterward he was thrilled to be alive.

TMZ shot Post hours before the car crash at Petit restaurant celebrating the birthday of his manager, Dre London.

Post's seemed physically fine post-crash ... he hit up a house party with rapper Trippie Redd. Surviving a brush with death -- twice -- is reason to party.

BTW ... special moment after the crash between Post and a pap, who made the rapper happy as hell when he recovered the Rolls-Royce hood ornament that flew off after the crash.

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