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Brit's Driving Has a DNA Link

7/23/2008 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lynne Spears: Click to watch!Britney Spears is a famously bad driver and it may be an inherited trait.

According to the Enquirer, in 1975 Lynne hit and killed a 12-year-old boy who was riding his bike in Kentwood. The article says Lynne was driving her brother to the hospital when the incident occurred.

A rep for Lynne told the tabloid "It bothers Lynne still to this day," adding, "She really doesn't like to talk about it. She just wanted to forget that it ever happened -- but she can't."

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SwordsWoman    

Hey, TMZ...Aren't YOUR 15 minutes up YET??? Why in God's name would you guys think that people would think "Oh, that's why Britney drives so badly" because of an accident her mother had years ago? You guys have sunk to an all-time low. How the hell do you people sleep at night?

2200 days ago
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Vajayjay    

TMZ***you are all such pathetic losers...do you not think before you post??? What a horrible thing to happen to ANYONE and I'm sure she still has nightmares to this day...how low can you go TMZ...at least People.com & PerezHilton.com have some class & some sympthay and at least they are posting CURRENT things instead of something that happened 33 years ago!! How Sad! and embarassing!

2200 days ago
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jylmaree    

That is so terribly sad! It was an accident. If it was not an accident then she would have obviously had to pay the price. It must be horrible to live with that. Brit's bad driving while on a cell phone, smoking a cigarette, being chased by paps should not be compared to this. STFU!!!!! It is not necessary to act like you have any idea what the facts are because you don't!

2200 days ago
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Kris    

Why does Britney Spears mom have a rep?

2200 days ago
20.

FlamingoNut    

Nobody, with a heart, could ever get over such a tragedy. For you to bring it up is absolutely pathetic.
TMZ, you've officially proven that you SUCK.

2200 days ago
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vw    

Thanks TMZ for letting us know. To those of you that are angry with TMZ for reporting this, get over it. This is what happens when you are or want to be a pubic figure. Wonder if Lynne's cancelled book included a chapter on how to deal with being a killer? I'm surprised Britney has killed someone with her awful driving. Maybe there is a genetic link, called entitlement. By the way, First Lady Laura Bush killed someone with a vehicle many years ago. She doesn't like to talk about it either. Guess it "bothers" her too. Two peas in a pod as far as I'm concerned.

2200 days ago
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AvaBardot    

WTF?? Nice of you TMZ to remind Lynne of something so horrible, Really, I am sure she thinks about it to this day & if she was at all to the point of somewhat moving on, you just re-opened the wound. Good job guys & gals!!!!!

2200 days ago
23.

Diane    

"Breaking news"??? WOW! Have you guys heard that President Kennedy's been assassinated???

2200 days ago
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If TMZ had the whole story....you would understand    

This is horrible!!! Why would you post this, then to make a comparrison to Brittney's driving, JUST SICK!!!!!!!!!!!

2200 days ago
25.

tracy    

I think it's disgusting that TMZ would even bring this up or try to link britney's driving with this.

2200 days ago
26.

Disco Duck    

Its Lynne Spears that SUCKS. How dare she dismiss that 12 year olds life that? A proper answer would be i think about their family each and every day.

And obviously killing a 12 year old with a motor vehicle meant nothing to this loser. Just look at how she taught her kids to drive.

2200 days ago
27.

belome    

I find it extremly laughable that all of you folks are bashing TMZ about posting crap like this... yet you still just keep coming back and reading it. If all of you leave, there will be no TMZ.

2200 days ago
28.

mickey    

Cindy, first off, it's not like Lynn has exactly been bragging about it- it was dug up how many years later? Secondly, I'm sure no one would forget it, but how do you respond to some jackass who decides they want to make a story out of it over 20 years later. It's idiots like you that keep these blogs rolling, I'll give you credit for that much... it was an accident, and if you read further about it, you would see that. I hope karma never lets you know..

2200 days ago
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Katie    

Very sad

2200 days ago
30.

GGG    

ditto # 15!!!!

2200 days ago
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