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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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91.

bellestarr    

I think the paparazzi should be charged. They go to far and cost all these celebrity's to get into accident and sometimes death, as in the case of Princess Diana. How would you like it if you were at a family members funeral and cameras were flashing in your face and people were asking you dumb questions while you are in mourning? Paparazzi though they have a job to do too, they forget that these are real people they are dealing with real every day lives and even though these people are in the public eyes, they still deserve some kind of privacy outside of their homes like everybody else.

Pap go to far and that's why we're seeing and hearing a lot of them being pushed, cameras being smash and so on... Celebs are for the most part getting sick of them. Can't even take your trash can outside or take your kids for a walk in the park without pap's following you, taking pictures and asking dumb embarrassing questions around your kids.

Maybe Lindsay shouldn't have hit/run or maybe she didn't realize she hit anyone. Not saying she's right, but I don't think this inncident was entirely her fault, some of it should be at the fault of the paparazzi and spectators.

766 days ago
92.

janet    

Have no fear she will do something to screw herself up.

766 days ago
93.

Jim    

Lindsay: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER!!!

766 days ago
94.

andyscandy    

if the "PAPS" were there,where is the pictures of her fleeing?
something tells me she has some splaining to do...

766 days ago
95.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

She called the paps there and then called the cops on them, that's messed up.

766 days ago
96.

victory    

The photographers are like locust, swarming on top of a celebrities car, no wonder she peeled out. Pest! They're willing to die for that shot.

766 days ago
97.

andyscandy    

If she gets busted with this,where will she send sautner on vacation too? was it Hawaii last time?
"MOVE THAT BAR TAB,I'M LINDSAY LOHAN"

766 days ago
98.

Nikki    

So there is TWO storys here
One Lindsays car all banged up from Tuesday night and one from her hitting a club manager wednesday night....Bwahahahhaha!

766 days ago
99.

messenger.    

I wish people would stop making up BS. We don't know all the facts yet. There was a witness there who said on her twitter page that this "did NOT HAPPEN". The fact the police said no one was injured lends support to this witness. Also, where is the video or pics of this incident? I'll wait until we get answers from NAMED sources.

766 days ago
100.

andyscandy    

Honig is now making out a check to pay the hospital bills..and witnesses off..there was no "PAPS" waiting..

766 days ago
101.

Joan K    

I don't care who you are if you hit a person or a car you are not supposed to leave the scene but I guess Miss LL thinks she is above the law. If she was so innocent she would have stayed.

766 days ago
102.

Crackiswack    

White trash.

766 days ago
103.

siderman    

the manager was trying to stop her
from DUI

766 days ago
104.

brenda miller    

This chick needs to go to jail for a long time and maybe she will learn . that is ot all about her she is really a ugly girl and has one bad attude that needs adjusted..

766 days ago
105.

Dani    

Imagine getting to your car and finding it surrounded and blocked by plenty of idiots with cameras and smartphones, screaming "Lindsay, Lindsay". Every single day! Whoever got hit, probably deserves it!

766 days ago
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