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2013-06-06 11:56
George Michael
Los Angeles - George Michael will not face any charges after falling out of a moving car on a highway.

The 49-year-old singer has escaped a fine for failing to have his seatbelt fastened when he tumbled out of a Range Rover at 112km/h on the busy M1 in Hertfordshire, south east England, last month, which led to him spending 13 days in hospital being treated for head injuries.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire police told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "All witnesses have been spoken to and no further action will be taken."

However, it is an offence for motorists and passengers not to wear seatbelts if fitted.

A spokesperson for British motoring association the AA added: "Seatbelts protect those in the car and others who could potentially become involved in accidents while trying to avoid people falling from vehicles."

'I could have killed him'

Cars were forced to brake to swerve and brake to avoid the former Wham! Star and one motorist, Ben Quince, who was driving behind the Range Rover, later revealed how he almost accidentally ''killed'' the singer.

He said: "I suddenly saw the back door on the driver's side open.

"A body appeared and went bounce, bounce, bounce. He was spinning as he came towards me.

"I had to swerve left. I could have killed him.

'In my mirror I saw trucks and cars swerving to avoid him."

'Seemed in shock'

Another eyewitness, Katherine Fox, admitted George - who was arrested in 2010 after driving his Range Rover through a Snappy Snaps photographic store during the middle of the night - was lucky to be alive following the incident.

She said: "George didn't say anything, he just seemed in shock.

"He was sitting down against a car and in the arms of his friend.

"The guy holding him was quite scared. He kept saying to George, 'Are you all right mate?'

"I think George was lucky he didn't die.

"If he'd landed in the second lane he would have been hit by a car without a doubt."

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