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Lindsay Lohan

Strikes Person While Driving

Flees Scene

3/14/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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11:15 AM:
Lindsay took to her Twitter this morning to combat the allegations -- calling the hit-and-run accusation "a complete lie."

6:06 AM: The plot thickens ... Sources tell us, the manager who Lindsay struck has gone to the emergency room and we're told he is going to press charges and hire an attorney. Cops told us they will open a hit-and-run investigation if the manager files a report. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the 26-year-old manager was standing by his car when Lindsay was attempting a 3-point turn and she grazed his knee and his car. We're told the manager didn't know who Lindsay was at first and he told the paparazzi on scene and police that he didn't need medical attention. Cops say he was told the driver was Lindsay but he said he wasn't from this country and didn't know who she was. We're told a short time later he began complaining he was injured.

TMZ spoke to an eyewitness who also says the manager was fine and actually "got up and started smoking his hookah."

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3:15 AM:  Cops tell TMZ ... they have investigated and determined no one was injured so as far as they are concerned it's case closed. They added it could be reopened if the person struck contacts them later and claims injury.

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Lindsay Lohan
struck someone while driving away from a club, and then fled the scene ... TMZ has learned.

Lindsay was in her new Porsche when she left the Sayers Club in Hollywood at just after midnight Wednesday. 

We're told she was driving out of the parking lot when she was blocked by paparazzi and bystanders around the nearby Hookah Lounge. 

Lindsay made contact with the manager of the Hookah Lounge with her car and then peeled out.

Cops were called, came to the scene, interviewed people inside the Hookah Lounge -- including the manager who was lightly struck -- and then left.

We're told Lindsay may have been the one who called police to protect herself from paparazzi, and that's why cops came.

Sources at the scene say the manager may not have suffered any injury. If that's the case, Lindsay probably did not violate any law, but if he was injured that could constitute the crime of hit-and-run.  What's more, it could be grounds to violate her probation in the shoplifting case.

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151.

Johnny Carcinoma    

She's a wino, and a dope, but I feel sorry for her despite the fact that the legal system has given her this rope, time and time again. Celebrity justice, it's a b****.

Take away her license. She's going to kill someone or herself within the next 10 years.

916 days ago
152.

Nikki    

It's Offically a Hit n Run now.....LMFAOROTF!

916 days ago
153.

Tod    

This is what I find most troubling about the story. Okay, a guy who doesn't know who Lohan is may have been struck by her car, and only thinks so because the cops say it was her. So..the evidence is far from conclusive. However, the headline to this story is:

Lindsay Lohan Strikes Person While Driving Flees Scene

TMZ seems to have weight the sensationalism against the facts and decided that the facts don't really matter so much.

916 days ago
154.

Jay W.     

Idiots / paps surrounding her car. RUN ALL their a$$es over chica ! F...ing IDIOTS.

916 days ago
155.

loungecat    

She FLED because she was DRUNK & DRIVING yet TMZ makes excuses for her & blames the victim. What if she hit a TMZ employee, would he/she drop charges?? Hope this guy presses charges... TMZ shouldn't be making a case for Lowhan's non-involvement in another crime AGAIN... tsk tsk!

916 days ago
156.

tgrfan42069    

who cares she will skate..

916 days ago
157.

Cricket    

Here we go again.

916 days ago
158.

ilovegossip    

Maybe someone is paying him off to file the charges to get her in trouble... Serves her right after all the paying off the lohans do!

916 days ago
159.

all about the money    

Ah yet another case of don't worry I'm fine then finding out the person involved was famous and changing to OH my god the pain...I'm going to loose my leg. I can't walk, run, or play soccer. I am disfigured now. I mean people are reporting that this manager said he was fine, and didn't know who the driver was and I am sure the paps there were like "Dude you just got paid!!" "That was a famous person with lots of money." "Cut me in and I will back your story up with some Photoshoped pictures!"

916 days ago
160.

Bob    

Gezzz, she grazed his knee ? She put herself in this spot, AGAIN, so as always, shes in the wrong. But this dude is just looking for a fast buck and for his fat face to be on tv and online. Back to the judge Lindsay. Cut a check to fat face and get the hell out of California. I don't think they like you much, lol.

916 days ago
161.

Nicole     

@grandma cracker
I don't think it is fair to comment on my support of Remy unless you have read the 50+ pages apppeal like me

916 days ago
162.

jwoolman    

It's not uncommon for such injuries to become apparent later rather than at the time of the accident. The adrenaline rush is protective (for fight or fight) but also the body's reactions are not always immediate. For instance, a cat was grazed by a car but was able to run long enough to hide in a bush (to avoid the helpful neighbors trying to find her...). But by the time they left and she came out to get all the way home, the swelling of her vertebrae had started and she was dragging her back legs. Took several weeks before she was able to walk more normally but really a year before more complete recovery. So this guy might have a legit injury but thought he was okay at first.
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Anyway- I don't know why Lindsay insists on driving. She obviously isn't a wonderful driver and really can't afford any more encounters with the law.

916 days ago
163.

Louise    

I'll bet she didn't even know - wondering if this is a set up.

916 days ago
164.

awards    

Lindsay? DUI? ' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿'̿ This sh*t happens every time she has tampon tea with Uncle Terry...!

916 days ago
165.

LLFAN    

With all the noise and camera flashes Lindsay may not have known that her bumper hit this guy in the knee. If he is having knee pain which he could very well be having, the knee is pretty sensitive to injury and who knows if he had any previous knee injury that could have been aggervated so its a good idea to get checked out. He would have to file a report in order for his ER trip and any other future cost to be covered for him. He is actually doing a smart thing by making a claim just incase his injury is serious. Now whether the police go after Lindsay for hit and run we will see but she can easily say that she simply didnt notice she hit him do to all the noise and the large crowed outside her car. Maybe its time for Lindsay to become a homebody after all.

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