Director Michael Bay Speaks Out About Shia LaBeouf's Accident
Posted on Fri Aug 1, 2008 09:32 AM PDT

Shia LaBeouf ShiaLabeouf032.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay told Access Hollywood that actor Shia LaBeouf was not drunk last Sunday when he was involved in a car accident that resulted in his Ford F150 being flipped over.

Though it was widely reported that the actor was drunk when police reached the scene of the accident, Bay said, “You’re gonna see - that’s gonna go away. That’s fresh news. He was not drunk. He was drinking hours and hours before.” Authorities have since determined that the 22-year-old actor was not at fault for the crash, as the other driver allegedly ran a red light.

Prior to the crash that occurred on the corner of La Brea and Fountain, LaBeouf was at the Troubadour night club with co-star Isabel Lucas, and an insider for Us Weekly claims the actor was drinking at the venue. “He was dancing around and acting really crazy,” the source told the magazine. “He kept doing shots of whiskey.”

After the incident, LaBeouf was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he was treated for a minor head injury and injuries to his left hand. Bay added that he spoke to the actor two days ago and that his current condition may be written into the film's script. “I spoke to him yesterday in the hospital,” Bay said. “His two fingers are pretty mashed, but we’re figuring out a way to shoot around it, kind of write it in the story.”

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