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Trouble For Lindsay

6/12/2007 5:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan has been sued for crashing into a parked van.

Trouble for Lindsay
The accident happened on October 4, 2005. Lohan had left the Ivy restaurant on Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills, driving her jet black Mercedes. She was tearing up Robertson when she struck a vehicle that was making an illegal U-turn in front of her. Her car then crashed into the parked van owned by the plaintiff.

At the time, Lohan's rep said the paparazzi were chasing her. Some witnesses say she was just goofing and speeding. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department issued a statement saying, "Preliminary investigations have revealed that paparazzi were not a factor in the traffic collision..."

If Lohan was driving recklessly, she could be responsible for hitting the van, despite the U-turn that triggered the crash.

Grandeur, Inc., the owner of the van that was struck, filed suit on May 18 in Beverly Hills Small Claims Court for $3,624.84. The case is pending.

Florian Loeckle, the CEO of the company that owns the van, told TMZ before filing suit, he sent Lohan a letter asking her to pay his repair bill, but got no response. Loeckle added, "Apparently, in Los Angeles, if you're a celebrity you can do this stuff without getting in trouble."

A rep for Lohan had no comment.

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Debangor    

It's amazing the number of celebs who get special treatment. Driving is a PRIVELEGE; I would personally love to have the money to afford a driver so I could go out and party up a storm and not worry about having to get home safely. The funny thing is, when one of those celebs who have already proven they shouldn't be given the responsibility to have a license goes out and kills themselves or someone else, everyone will mourn over the "accident." Grow up people!

2624 days ago
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lucky    

This girl is out of control and its sad that her Moms not guiding or teaching her how to be a good person... Really sad... Hopefully she wakes up and gets a clue.

2656 days ago
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fussi    

This chick is a drugged out whore who needs to be sharing toilet space with the other whore Paris.

2656 days ago
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jill    

I dont know about the laws in cal. but most state you only have a year to file suit on these kind of issues?

2656 days ago
5.

me    

This Bitch need to go to jail also !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2656 days ago
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Tangie    

She is one non-drivin bitch! Take her figgin license away, somebody! jeesh!

2656 days ago
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castra regina    

While mom is out selling herself , the daughter will end up on a mortuary table before long, and mom will cash in.

2656 days ago
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Angiep    

OMG.... Seems to me none of these hefa's can drive worth a damn ! Hire drivers people and keep your little silly ass's from behind the wheel before you kill someone !!!

2656 days ago
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Tracy    

She's going to kill herself soon. It's unbelievable how self destructive she is. I can't understand how she still gets movie roles being as undependable as she is.

2656 days ago
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mickey    

# 6 - actually in a lot of states, you have 2 years for personal property damage, but I am not certain about CA...

She has to be close by now to getting her license suspended....

2656 days ago
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cleveland1    

Why can't any of these celebs drive? WTF??? Why don't they just hire driver's and leave it to the pro's LMAO!!!!

2656 days ago
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Tangie    

It seems nobody is safe on the streets of California, between her and Paris, and Nicole.

2656 days ago
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Mary T.    

LA OFFICALS.......YOU know exaclty where she should be..in a juvenile detention center................................

2656 days ago
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JLR    

She knows jail is waiting for this incident, and her last crash in a tree. That's why she ran to her fake rehab. She will use it to get off or lessen her sentence.

2656 days ago
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appauled by the stalkarazzi    

What about required vehicle insurance; most notably collision.

I'm sure the owner of the van must have been compensated for damages via Lohan's insurance. Or is California a no-fault insurance state like Florida?

The van was parked with no one inside, so clearly there was no injuries. Sounds like the van owner is an ambulance chaser, and just tryinging to make a fast settle out of court buck knowing it is a celebrity

2656 days ago
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