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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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181.

bb    

She hasn't changed one bit. I KNEW IT. People who have changed don't keep doing the same stupid sh*t, and they can give answers to questions that have actual depth to them, not buzz phrases and cliches.

956 days ago
182.

Grandma Cracker    

Judge Sautner has worked far too hard for Lindsay to screw this up. There will be no warrant, no arrest, no jail, no mention of this by her PO or by the judge. She will finish her probation on schedule.

956 days ago
183.

tgrfan42069    

yo people saying wha wha he said he was fine he wants money dont get it.i got hit by a car at 17 no swelling or nothing.walked around the mall the next day.my mom made me go to ER i want.found out i had fracured my foot then needed surgery just because you seem fine doesnt mean you are.people get in car crashes and say they feel fine refuse to go to dr.then drop dead hours later.

956 days ago
184.

SURFCOWBOY    

HIT AND RUN PERIOD! Self abosred,. selfish piece of trash. If I hit someone with my car, I would get out of my car right away make sure theyre ok. You have no regard for ANYONE but yourself. I hope this person sue's her for every penny she has LEFT.... if she would have come out of her car right away and went to the help of the guy, different story but now that she basically left him there, she deserves to suffer.

956 days ago
185.

It's Nikki Bitches     

Lindsay Lohan arressted for Hit n Run...Comin soon

956 days ago
186.

stargazer    

Um, I think you better check the law again, because if you hit someone and take off, it's hit and run, regardless of if they were hurt or not. Not only did she hit him, but she also hit his car, which is also clearly a case of hit and run. If she were a normal person, just hitting his car and taking off would be enough to get her license taken away and violate her probation. Furthermore, if you even get tapped by a car, you usually get injured. I hope he does sue her! With the way she sues everyone, she deserves it. Of course TMZ will try to paint her as the victim, they're already doing it, which is just pathetic. People who saw her that night are saying she was drinking and using "other" substances, so you can bet that's one of the reasons she didn't stay. Plus, she's Lindsay Lohan and we all know that she thinks she's above everything. I bet she'll say she didn't know she hit anyone or anything.

956 days ago
187.

Jay    

X17 has video of Lindsay in the passenger seat of her car with two cop cars next to her after hitting the guy a ways away from the scene. Those saying she didnt notice she hit the guy are full of crap because she clearly knew she did. Why else would she swap seats when the cops showed up? You dont drive away and swap seats when the cops get there if everything is ok. Just like the time she crashed her car in a tree and ranaway she was drunk and high. Look people dont go to clubs to knit with grandma. You drink at clubs. Lindsay probably been drinking, she knew she hit someone, she didnt want the cops questioning her because her breath prob has alcohol on it. So what does she do? She drives away at a high rate of speed, pulls over, has her peeon take the wheel and thats that. I hope it didnt go down like this and that she was just shook up but still this shows she KNEW she hit someone and she just drove away. I guess we will see if she lied to the cops and said she wasnt driving. Could she be that dumb? Nothing will come of this investigation she is lucky she stared in Disney B movies when she was a teen or she would be in prison by now.

956 days ago
188.

Jay    

I remember when Britney Spears got booked for hit and run and she just tapped a car in a parking lot. Lindsay hit a a person then drove away and switched seats down the road. Hmmmmmm. You have to be in conrtol of your car at all times. There is no excuse to hitting someone. I was driving the other day and people always jump out infront of my car when crossing the street as they j-walk. If I hit one of them and drove away the NYPD would be chasing me down like a freakin Dunkin Donuts truck.

956 days ago
189.

Cheryl    

I'm sorry but you can't surround someone's moving vehicle and then cry if you get bumped by the car... And the fact that there are several witnesses including Tmz... that say the guy said he was uninjured and then he smoked his pipe... and then as soon as he "found out" she was famous he was injured.. please. The cops have it right there was no hit and run.

956 days ago
190.

sc1432    

Amazing how this manager was fine until he found out who Lindsey was.
I think this manager now is hurt because he see's $$$ signs.

956 days ago
191.

Swins    

It seems the guy was fine, more then likely she didn't even know she hit him. Only after he found out that it was LiLo, did he decide to press the case.

Normally I wouldn't side with her but this seems sketchy at best on the part of the complainant.

X17
"Lohan apparently grazed the someone as she tore away from the club. Our photographers on the scene say they didn't see anyone get struck ..."

956 days ago
192.

Sonja    

It doesn't matter if he was injured or not,she hit him, she caused damage to his car and hers.. she ran, she switched seats and then lied to police. Also everyone knows you can say you are fine and then hours later realize you are not. Get over it .. SHE hit HIM. And she broke the law by fleeing the scene after damaging a car and lying to police about being the driver. How many passes is this girl going to get?

956 days ago
193.

It's Nikki Bitches     

Lindsay had some girl jump into the drives seat.Pic is on x17 video shows girl jumping into drivers seat.

956 days ago
194.

tim    

This is such a non-story...lol, now we have TMZ actually creating 'news'.

956 days ago
195.

bb    

Damn, this red hair really is a double edged sword. On one hand, overall she looks much better then as a blonde, especially if you squint, but on the other hand it really brings out how much the meth and dialaudid has melted her face into a bloated 65 year old's.

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