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Ex-MTV VJ Matt Pinfield I'm Grateful to be Alive Today!!!

12/7/2018 3:30 PM PST
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Matt Pinfield has one helluva spirit -- 4 days after he was struck by a car, he's telling the horrific story from his hospital bed ... and it's pretty freakin' inspiring.

The former MTV VJ -- and current host of the radio show 'Flashback' -- joined us Friday on "TMZ Live" from L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai hospital ... where he had multiple surgeries this week, healing from 2 broken bones, facial lacerations and a gruesome head injury.

Matt said one second he was crossing a street to his apartment, and the next he was smashed straight-up into the air by a speeding car. He says when he landed he looked down at his leg ... which was suddenly pretzel-shaped.

The good news, as Matt put it, he's "blessed to be alive." Since the accident ... he says he's experienced an incredible outpouring of love and support -- and it's clear his old MTV fans are still down with him.

Get well soon, Matt!!

Ex-MTV Host Matt Pinfield Lucky to Be Alive After Getting Hit by Car

12/5/2018 1:59 PM PST
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1:59 PM PT -- Matt's gonna be okay!! His friend just posted this and you can see the severity of his head and leg injuries. But, he's eating and smiling. Get well soon!!

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Former MTV host Matt Pinfield is recovering in a hospital after getting hit by a car that resulted in major injuries ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Pinfield tells TMZ ... the MTV legend was hit by a speeding car Monday night in L.A. Matt was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a leg broken in two places and lacerations to his head that required stitches. He underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.

We're told Matt's awake and in great spirits. He'll soon begin physical therapy. As for the driver that hit him ... we're told it was NOT a hit-and-run situation. 

For those who didn't grow up in the '90s ... Matt was practically the face of MTV in its heyday. He hosted a bunch of shows and dropped serious music knowledge on 'TRL.' That knowledge ultimately led to his own TV show and becoming a vice president of A&R and Artist Development for Columbia Records.

He was a DJ for a decade at WHTG before moving over to MTV.

Originally Published -- 8:44 AM PST

Laila Ali Hits Pedestrian ... Victim Hospitalized with Injuries

12/4/2018 5:45 PM PST
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12/5 -- Laila released a statement ... saying she's okay and she's praying for the elderly man who was injured. Laila says the man was walking behind her car when she was backing up. Laila also says her 7-year-old daughter, Sydney, was in the car at the time of the accident. 

Laila Ali was involved in a serious accident in Calabasas that left a pedestrian seriously injured ... TMZ has learned.

The accident went down Tuesday afternoon in Calabasas. We're told Laila accidentally hit an elderly man while driving through the parking lot of a shopping center. Paramedics and L.A. County Sheriff's deputies quickly responded to the scene.

Medics treated the victim on the scene, but he was eventually taken by ambulance to a hospital and is in stable condition ... according to our law enforcement sources.

Muhammad Ali's daughter remained at the scene and spoke to Sheriff's deputies once they arrived. The former boxer -- turned host/actress/author -- was not arrested or cited, for now -- and we're told the Sheriff's Department is investigating this as an accident.

We've reached out to Laila's reps for comment, but haven't heard back yet.

Story developing ...  

'Little Women' Star Briana Renee Pickup Truck Cut Me Off!!! My Car's Destroyed

12/2/2018 10:12 AM PST
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3:46 PM PT -- We spoke to Briana who tells us her body's in a lot of pain but otherwise doing okay. She says she's waiting for the shock to settle and is currently being looked after in the hospital.

Briana Renee's car -- or what's left of it -- looks like she should've severely injured when she slammed into a pickup truck ... but by some miracle, she's okay.

TMZ obtained these pics of the ex "Little Women: LA" star's Audi after she got into a car wreck Friday in Temecula, CA. The front end of her ride, especially on the driver's side, is crushed. 

Brianna says she was doing about 35 MPH when a pickup truck unexpectedly turned left in front of her. She says the impact felt like hitting a brick wall. The car looks like she did, too.

Briana says her airbag did not deploy, but still ... she felt like an angel had unfolded a cushion to protect her from slamming into her steering wheel. She was alone in the car.

We're told she went to a hospital briefly to get checked out. She's home recovering now, but still "sore from head to back."  

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West $25k Donation to Personal Photog Still Hospitalized After Car Wreck

11/28/2018 2:12 PM PST
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are handing over $25,000 to assist the family of Marcus Hyde, the couple's personal photographer who was horrifically injured in a car crash.

TMZ broke the story ... Marcus Hyde -- who has worked with Kim and Kanye around the world -- went plummeting over the side of a ravine in Malibu last month in his Mercedes. Hyde sustained serious head injuries, and has remained in a fight for his life ever since. 

A GoFundMe was recently started for Hyde and his family to help with medical costs ... as the photog remains hospitalized. 

On Wednesday, Kim and Kanye pledged $25k to the cause. We're told the couple chose to make their contribution public in hopes it will bring more attention to the page, and raise more money. The fundraiser originally had a goal of $10k ... so Kimye's donation will be a massive help.

Just before the crash, Hyde traveled with the family on their trip to Bali, shot pics of the Kardashian and Jenner sisters in their Victoria's Secret angel wings and was by Kanye's side during his album release in Wyoming. 

Hyde had a female passenger in the vehicle with him during the accident, she was released from the hospital a short time later. 

Steph Curry Crash Video Porsche Smashed By Out of Control Car

11/26/2018 8:35 AM PST
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Steph Curry was REALLY lucky to walk away from his Black Friday car crash without a serious injury -- because TMZ Sports obtained video of the accident ... and it's scary stuff. 

As we previously reported, the Golden State Warriors star was driving his black Porsche on Highway 24 in Oakland on Nov. 23 when another car lost control, skidded out and slammed into Steph

You can see in our video, the other driver was going pretty fast when the vehicle slipped across 4 lanes of traffic and clipped the front of Steph's car ... it appears both cars hit the center divider. 

Officials say roughly 10 minutes after the crash, another car lost control and slammed into Steph's Porsche from behind.  

Miraculously, no one suffered any major injuries. Steph was photographed walking around the crash after the incident. Officials say everyone was wearing their seat belts. 

He later tweeted, "Don’t need any reminders but All the Time God is Great and God is Great all the time! Appreciate all the texts."

No arrests were made. Officials believe the weather -- it had rained earlier that day -- was a factor. 

Shaq Witnesses Car Crash While on 'Deputy' Duty ... Comforts Young Family

11/23/2018 2:32 PM PST

Shaq didn't need to throw on a cape to become a hero and comfort a family that had just been involved in a scary car crash, because he had a different superhero outfit -- Broward County Sheriff's issue.

The NBA legend was on his way to give away turkeys in Florida on Thanksgiving when he and members of the Broward County Sheriff's Office witnessed a head-on collision. Shaq and the deputies rushed to their aid ... you can see him comforting the kids.

After cops handled the situation, they all continued on with their plan to hand out turkeys. BTW ... Shaq was on holiday duty. He recently became an "auxiliary deputy" for the Broward Sheriff's Office. See, even NBA Hall of Famers get stuck working the holidays when you're a newbie.

Super BTW ... Shaq's not done giving back. His Shaq-A-Claus this year is gonna be bigger than ever.

Steph Curry In Black Friday Car Crash ... Appears Okay

11/23/2018 11:00 AM PST
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NBA superstar Steph Curry was in a multi-car wreck on an Oakland highway early Friday morning -- his Porsche was smashed up -- but he appears to be okay. 

It all went down around 9 AM -- the Golden State Warriors star was driving on Highway 24 when a car spun out a collided with Steph's black Porsche. Then a second car smashed into Curry from behind. 

The road conditions appeared to be a factor -- it's been raining in the area and the roads are wet. 

An ambulance and the California Highway Patrol arrived at the scene, but Curry, along with everyone involved in the accident, seems to be fine -- no serious injuries -- according to the CHP. 

The Warriors are scheduled to play the Portland Trailblazers Friday night, but Curry won't be in the lineup due to an unrelated groin injury. 

Stay safe out there, people.  

Venus Williams Reaches Settlement In Fatal Car Crash

11/20/2018 2:38 PM PST
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Venus Williams has reached a settlement with the family of the man who died in the Florida car accident she had last year ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to court docs filed in Palm Beach County, Jerome Barson's estate and the tennis star reached an agreement last week. It's unclear how much money changed hands, but according to the docs there was a financial settlement that will cover certain expenses.

Both sides are paying their own attorneys' fees in the wrongful death suit. TMZ Sports obtained surveillance video showing the brutal accident.

Jerome's wife was driving and he was the passenger in the sedan that T-boned Venus as she drove through a busy Palm Beach Gardens intersection in 2017.

Venus was cleared of criminal charges after cops determined she was "caught in the middle" of the intersection when her light turned red.

The Barsons had a green light and barreled into Venus' SUV. Jerome died from his injuries 14 days after the accident. His wife, Linda, was also injured.

Race Car Driver Sophia Floersch Fractures Spine in Horrific Crash ... At Macau Grand Prix

11/18/2018 12:19 PM PST

Sophia Floersch -- a German Formula 3 driver -- survived a terrifying crash during a race in China that easily could've killed her ... but left her with a fractured spine instead.

The 17-year-old was racing in the Macau Grand Prix Sunday when she reportedly collided with another driver, lost control on a sharp right turn, flew right through some crash barriers and landed in a photographer area. The accident is as bad as it sounds ... listen to the crowd scream in shock as her car gets airborne and smacks against a fence. 

Incredibly, Sophia's racing team said she was conscious and stable, but had suffered a spinal fracture. They also listed her as "not fit to race," but did not say for how long. At least 3 others were also injured in the crash, including 2 photogs and the other driver.

Sophia later tweeted that she was "fine," and was going into surgery Monday morning. She added that she'd be providing updates soon.

Take care, kid.

Fat Sal's That Ain't a Drive-Thru, Lady!!! Van Crashes into H'wood Sandwich Joint

11/13/2018 10:31 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Fat Sal's got a rude, and potentially deadly, awakening when a van barreled through its front doors Tuesday morning ... destroying the Hollywood sandwich shop.

The scary accident went down around 7:30 AM, just as employees were prepping food. We're told a woman was driving down Highland Ave. when she experienced mechanical failure, careened across 4 lanes and crashed into the building.

The front of the shop and its interior were obliterated ... windows, chairs, tables ... all crushed. Fat Sal's opens at 11 AM, so thankfully there were no customers at that time. 

We're told the employees are okay and cops are treating this as an unfortunate accident. We're told the restaurant's owner will not press charges. And, get this ... the restaurant's to-go location just a couple doors down will be open for biz today!

Fat Sal's is frequented by tons of celebs. Fabolous was just there a couple weeks ago.

Lele Pons Witnesses Photog Friend Struck In Hit & Run Accident

11/7/2018 12:51 PM PST
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1:29 PM PT -- Lele just addressed the hit-and-run on Twitter, saying the car that struck Corentin was a grey Acura ... adding that she and her team have provided all the details they witnessed to police. She also said she'll be taking a break from social media to concentrate on Corentin's recovery.

YouTube star Lele Pons saw something truly horrific -- her friend was struck by a speeding vehicle ... which didn't stop and sped off in a hit and run ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lele's friend, celeb photographer Corentin Villemeur, was walking through a crosswalk Tuesday night in Hollywood when he was hit by the car ... which had just run a red light.

We're told Lele was in a parked car nearby and rushed out to be by his side as paramedics arrived. As you can see in video from the scene, Lele was freaking out as the crowd gathered.

Sources close to Lele tell us Corentin had just attended her performance with Latin singer Karol G at Avalon Hollywood. She saw the accident happen as they were leaving the club.

We're also told one of Lele's other friends followed the suspect and got a license plate, which they reported to cops. We're told police are currently pursuing leads.

Corentin is in critical condition with a fractured skull and a broken leg ... a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Corentin. 

YG SUV Smashes into Home!!!

11/6/2018 2:31 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

YG's ride slammed into someone's front yard outside L.A. Tuesday afternoon, and from the looks of the scene ... he's damn lucky to have avoided a major injury.

The SUV -- a Chevy Suburban -- is sitting smack in the middle of someone's front yard, and it's a total mystery as to what happened. We got photos and video from the scene ... where YG is standing near the wreckage and, understandably, looking confused by the whole scene. The accident went down in the San Fernando Valley.

The rapper was a passenger, riding in the back of the Uber-driven ride, according to sources close to him. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.

It's still unclear what happened to the driver ... or why he went off the road. It's a good bet, though, someone is NOT getting 5 stars.

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