Mel Gibson crashes his sports car

Hollywood star Mel Gibson lost control at the wheel and crashed his Maserati sports car into a hillside in Malibu, California, it has been said.

According to police, the 54-year-old actor-director was alone in the 2008 car when it went off the Malibu Canyon Road on Sunday evening. However, Gibson escaped unharmed.

Drink-driving is not thought to be a cause of the crash, and it is said the Braveheart star co-operated with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived at the scene.

The car was later towed away and a friend came to pick Gibson up. The damages to the Maserti are not yet determined.

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