Brad Pitt gets into a weird motorcycle accident


On Saturday, Brad Pitt got into some kind of accident while riding his new motorcycle around Los Angeles. There are a few different versions of what happened, and I really don’t know which one to believe. Radar claims that Brad was rear-ended by a photographer following him, while Us Weekly and X17 (who apparently had photographers on the scene) claim that Brad was cut off by a photographer in a Toyota Camry, who was apparently driving in a very uncool way. Meanwhile, TMZ claims that no other paparazzo or anyone else was involved in the crash.

In any case, the result seemed to be pretty much the same. Brad lost his balance and ended up hitting either a parked car or the car in front of him in traffic. The damage to both his bike and the other car is likely minimal to none, and Brad was wearing his helmet. Brad pulled his bike over to the side of the road, and went into a nearby apartment building where he called his assistant, who later picked him up. Brad temporarily left his bike at the scene of the accident, but X17 also reported that Brad was “shaken” by being cut off, and may have had some words with the paparazzo in the Camry. Radar also reported that Brad exchanged insurance information with the owner of the other car:

Following the frightening but fortunately minor motorcyle spill that Brad Pitt took Saturday morning in Los Angeles, the actor was as cool as one of his movie characters as he dealt with the aftermath.

Brad carefully checked out the damage to his brand new chopper, politely chatted with some fans who offered assistance and made arrangements to get his chopper trucked home.

Brad was reportedly accidentally clipped by a photographer’s car. In his maneuver to get away from it, he rear-ended a car in front of him. That sent Brad and his bike to the asphalt.

Even though the incident wasn’t Pitt’s fault, he naturally did the right thing and exchanged insurance info with the driver he collided with.

[From Radar]

Considering this is the first time I’ve ever heard of Brad having any kind of accident on one of his motorcycles, I tend to think there probably were some kind of extenuating circumstances involving a paparazzo who likely did something to endanger Brad and/or other drivers. Or, you know, maybe Brad was having problems with a new bike – reportedly, this bike was just delivered to his Los Angeles home just a few days ago. Perhaps he wasn’t comfortable with it yet. That happens to me whenever I get a rental car. I’m too dumb to take a moment when I first get in the car to familiarize myself with where everything is, and I end up almost getting into an accident while I try to find the wipers while I drive. I guess the other possibility is that Brad’s a bad driver, and he couldn’t handle his gear. Whatever… I’m glad he’s okay. And I’m glad he was wearing his helmet too!

Brad Pitt is shown before and after his motorcycle accident on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Credit: FAME.

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  1. Anak says:


  2. Charity is Chic says:

    What’s so weird about the fact that Brad doesn’t really know how to ride his motorcycle? He’s a rich tool who blows $300K on a new bike every month and then either crashes it or puts the wrong gas in it so it breaks down. Just another rich little boy with his rich little toy and his tiny little peen.

    I know it’s easy to blame the paps but seriously folks, there’s video. And there were no paps involved. Brad is just an idiot, who probably smoked too much pot before he left the house.

  3. Beth says:

    I have never heard of Brad getting into a lot of accidents and only recall him breaking down once. Where is the video? Everybody has just before and after it but nothing of the actually accident. If the paps had nothing to do with there would be pictures and video all over the place. Unless he has several of the same bike, this looks like an old one.

  4. YeaRight! says:

    Brad driving after leaving Madeo Restaurant, he looks wasted, and couldn’t even figure out how to unlock his car, or put the keys in the ignition. He also drove off w/o putting his seat belt on….

    check it out:

  5. PJ says:

    That long, scraggly, gray-haired goatee is really aging. Brad is pushing 50, and he looks it!

  6. Firestarter says:

    It is super fabulous that he had his newsboy hat with him!

  7. DD says:

    call me boo-hoo sisterhood or whatever for the criticism, but with that facial hair he looks gross. hopefully he’s doing it for a movie.

  8. freebest says:

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  9. Charity is Chic says:

    Firestarter, love the sarcasm. He really has no other type of hat does he?

    I heard he has the beard for a movie, but I’m not sure. Tree of Life was shot almost two years ago and has been pushed back again. And he just had Moneyball cancelled. Maybe he lined something up real quick to get away from that zoo of a household, who knows.

    My boyfriend thinks he just smokes pot all day long because his wife has his b a l l s locked up somewhere and the thrill of St. Angie’s magic vag has probably worn off by now. I think he smokes a lot of pot and probably guzzles a six pack or two of beer every night.

    That video of him trying to get into his car the other night was hilarious. And scary. Only Sainted people get to drive around effed up I guess.

  10. princess pea says:

    @ Firestarter – do you think the hat fits under the helmet, or does he carry in a pocket, just in case?

    I love the way the Radar article pats him on the back for obeying the law, like any other person would do. Even though it wasn’t his fault… he did the right thing! Sheesh.

  11. Firestarter says:

    Princess Pea- I think he has a box of them, like Kleenex, and just pulls out a new one for every occassion, even a motorcycle spill.

  12. NIKKI says:

    He looks like a billy goat. And not the cute ones I generally run into either…

  13. viper says:

    How funny would it be if one of the kids color his beard pink??? I dont know why I thought of that but I would totally do that to my dad.

  14. Juice In LA says:

    ARRGGHHH! I admit it, right off the bat- this will be an unpopular opinion, but this State HAS to do something about motorcyclists and their intentional ingorance of traffic laws.
    I know I know, nothing in this story suggests Brad was doing anything wrong, I’m just using Brad + motorcycle to fret about how the vespa, scooter, moped and motorcycle drivers act on LA roads.

    First, half the time people in cars can’t see you – SO YOU ARE RISKING YOUR LIFE EVERYTIME YOU DRIVE IN A BLINDSPOT. And in LA traffic, you are perpetually in someone’s blind spot.

    DEUX: when you drive between lanes and weave amongst cars, we really really do not see you. THIS has to be outlawed. I can’t tell you the number of times I have watched a moto wiz by me in between lanes (usually scaring the shit out of me), only to get cut off because a car ahead, who is making a perfectly acceptable lane change, did not see the speed demon charging up no man’s land.

    I sincerely believe it is only a matter of time before I witness a motorcyle death due to the motorcyclist common refusal to obide traffic laws. Its far more dangerous to let motos ride in between lanes than to devise a motorcyle engine that can handle sitting in traffic.

    (stepping down from soap box…getting into safe, sturdy and unsexy volvo)

  15. Firestarter says:

    @Juice in LA- Your post is spot on and I have the exact same opinion on motorcyclists.

    Love the Unsexy Volvo comment! : )

  16. coucou says:

    Juice in LA, I second that emotion!

  17. smilelover says:

    LOL at you U.S. people. You would be so lost in traffic in Rome or Paris. What you decribe is perfectly normal around here and we don’t have these wide streets and NOTHING happens. Just be aware of traffic and concentrate on driving, not on doing a thousand other things in the car as I have witnessed when I’m in L.A.

    And Brad is still sexy

  18. skibunny says:

    no he is not sexy!!!! He looks like a dirty bum!