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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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Mel    

TMZ - I'm sure the family of the child wants to thank you for making their nightmare gossip fodder. Shame to all the "news" outlets for sensationalizing this. SHAME

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dmx    

That is a very tragic thing to happen. You didn't give any details about how it happened. Did the boy ride a bike or run out in front of her without warning? Obviously if she had done it out of carelessness she would've been arrested since she wasn't rich back then and Brit wasn't famous. She won't ever be able to forget it, but I feel sure it was a tragic accident, not something did carelessly. But hey, she's not the saintly woman she tries so hard to seem like. Why don't you ever bring up the fact that she cheated on her husband? Now that is something worthy of TMZ and something she did that was wrong. They say her husband cheated on her too and it's been brought out in the past. Why not bring out her adultery? She is no less guilty than him. That would be fitting and just. But this horrible accident -- that's uncool to bring it up.

2095 days ago
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dmx    

This is the lowest. I don't like this woman either -- she is many trashy things - but why don't we talk about how ugly she's getting to be, how conceited she is, how she pimped and robbed Brit, how she allowed Jamie Lynn and her church going boyfriend to lay up together and f**k right in her own home, how she cheated on her husband, how she with her college education only encouraged Jamie Lynn to get a GED, how she neglected Brit's education, and so on and on ... she's not the nice person, the good saintly lady she tries to act like, but hey, that accident may have been long ago but a family still grieves for their dead child and it seems like that was a tragic accident. The lady is ugly and vain and trashy -- we have enough on her to talk about her til Kingdom Come without hurting that dead boy's family more after all these years.

2095 days ago
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RobN    

To those of you who are upset over her trying to forget this ever happened, read the freakin article. She doesn't say she's trying to forget it; an unnamed source does. Unnamed is code for We Made This Up Cause it's More Interesting That Way.

To bring this up decades later will just cause more pain for the family of the boy killed, but there's a pretty good chance that neither TMZ or the Enquirer give a flying f about that little boy.

2095 days ago
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dmx    

she looks just as ugly in this picture, it didn't improve her one bit. You can hurt her just as much publicizing how ugly and old she quickly getting to be. Believe me, she can't stand that, she's so in love with herself. But dont hurt that kid's family. 33 years ago it happened and maybe Lynne wants to forget it but his family remembers and grieves still.

2095 days ago
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name withheld    

OH NO!!!!!!!!!! That is deep TMZ. Even I, a hardcore criminal, and avid drug user, am appalled!

2095 days ago
37.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

This is so sad and very callous--even for the writers at TMZ. You really have sunk to a new low.

2095 days ago
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dmx    

Now we're talking. Why don't you guys dig up the story of her cheating on her husband? Now that would be fun to read about. Saint Lynne, patron saint of white trash everywhere! If you talk to enough people around Kentwood you'll find somebody willing to tell you about it.

2095 days ago
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dsmomma    

this is horrible! why would you want to dig up something like that for no reason? is she on trail? did you consider the boys family before you posted this? get some class tmz!

2095 days ago
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name withheld    

I can't believe the depth of the comments on this thread. Lynn is really quite a character. She sucks the life right out of the whole entire family.

2095 days ago
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bethinking    

Britney wasn't even born when this happened some of you math wizards. To make a gossip item over such a horrible incident is really low, even for you TMZ. If you are going to report something like this, give all the facts. So we can make an informed decision. Don't use it to put forward your ignorant agenda. And to the poster using the bike as a gift lame story, you are really an ignorant bitch.

2095 days ago
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dmx    

Britney's a bad driver because she thinks she can do anything, get away with anything she wants to, and the public and the courts have allowed her to do just that -- she isn't careful because she knows she won't be punished for her bad driving or anything else. As for Lynne, well, she's a trashy bit of goods but obviously this accident was just that -- a tragic accident. It doesn't matter if Lynne suffered then and/or still suffers from remembering it -- she is not important, the child's family who lost him is what matters.

2095 days ago
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dmx    

She should get a face lift if she's going to be in front of the cameras. This photo is pathetic -- but the other was ugly too. And let's hear about her cheating on her husband when they were married. She is known as a ball-breaker.

2095 days ago
44.

pier    

TMZ, really now why make a comment on something so horrif in ones life. Not only is it dirt on lynne but in bad taste for your syndication. There are things that are just left better alone. TMZ you can do great coverage but this time is just a let down.

2095 days ago
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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

SHE KILLED A LITTLE BOY ??????????? HOW DARE THAT BITCH ............

SHE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE .

THAT'S HORRIBLE . WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT LITTLE BOY WENT THROUGH

AND HIS PARENTS . SHE SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING EITHER .

NOR BRITTANY . THEY CAN AFFORD DRIVERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

2095 days ago
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