Brad Pitt's Bike Crash: What Really Happened?

Star involved in a minor motorcycle mash-up in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon

By Megan Masters Oct 26, 2009 12:10 AMTags
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Did you hear the one about Brad Pitt's motorcycle mishap?

Countless Rashomon-like reports of the chopper spill circulated in cyberspace all day Saturday, and while both Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Police departments confirm that there have been no accidents reported, here's what we know.

Sources tell E! News that the incident wasn't much of an accident, but rather Pitt's mirror nicked the mirror of an adjacent car and he lost balance on his bike. His motorcycle reportedly wouldn't start after it fell to the ground, so the star called his security team for a lift. 

The source says the other car involved in the mix-up belonged to the paparazzi, but it was Pitt who got too close.

But wait, there's more...

Elsewhere, reports of the cycle spill vary. TMZ says Pitt was weaving in and out of stopped traffic and damaged his ride after clipping a parked car, while X17 has a much more elaborate version of events involving the mega-movie star falling to the ground on his bike after a too-close-for-comfort pap cut him off.

The report claims Pitt exchanged heated words with the shutterbug, telling him to be more careful, then escaped the commotion by running into a nearby apartment complex to wait for his ride.

Finally, Radar Online says that their reporter witnessed the minor mash-up, stating that a paparazzo bumped Pitt's bike from behind, forcing his motorcycle into the rear of the car ahead. Pitt reportedly kept his cool in the aftermath, even interacting with onlookers.

The common thread here? Pitt is A-OK, uninjured and on his merry way.

And regardless of what went down today, Pitt will live to bike again.

—Reporting by Ashley Fultz

(Originally published Oct. 24, 2009, at 7:19 p.m. PT)


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