Mel Gibson in a Car Crash in Malibu

Mel Gibson in a Car Crash in Malibu-photo

Add another woeful situation to Mel Gibson's list of recent troubles.

TMZ reports that the Passion of the Christ helmsman was involved in a car crash in Malibu, California, at approximately 8:35 PM last night. According to the police report detailing the incident:

"For unknown reasons, Mr. Gibson steered his car to the right and struck the rock hillside. He stopped his car at the scene and was contacted by officers from the West Valley CHP Area."

While Gibson emerged from the crash unharmed, the same can't be said for his 2008 Maserati, which had to be towed from the scene.

According to the CHP, Gibson told officers that "he did not know how the car drifted out of the lane and into the hillside." Gibson further told police that he wasn't talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident, but offered an unclear answer as to whether he might have dozed off. Police do not believe that DUI was a factor in the accident. 

Perhaps Gibson was distracted by the current drama surrounding his personal life; the Mad Max actor has been locked in a bitter, drawn out feud with Oksana Grigorieva, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his baby daughter Lucia, over the last couple of months, with several embarrassing phone conversations seeming to depict Mel in full meltdown mode being leaked to the media.

According to police, no citations were issued and no charges will be filed.


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