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Lindsay Lohan Crash

Truck Driver Claims

Bribe Offered for Silence

6/9/2012 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guy driving the giant truck that got rear ended by Lindsay Lohan Friday tells TMZ ... LiLo was trying to flee the scene and when he tried to stop her ... her people tried to buy his silence.

Lindsay was driving on the PCH yesterday when she collided with a semi-truck driven by James (we're leaving out his last name). Lohan was trailed by a Cadillac Escalade (which James refers to as a limousine) ... driven by someone connected with her Lifetime movie.

James tells TMZ after the accident, he called 911 as Lindsay and her male assistant got out of the Porsche and into the Escalade. James says the assistant picked up a pink bag, "filled it up with something" and then put clothes on top of it.

James claims the driver of the Escalade was trying to keep him away from the SUV.  James says he wanted to exchange info with Lindsay (whom he did not recognize) but it was apparent to him she was about to flee the scene.

James says the Escalade driver offered him money, saying they could "go to the bank" and withdraw some cash.

James says  the Escalade driver and Lindsay's assistant put on a full court press: "Him and the guy took me across the street and told me this was some kind of famous person and they didn't want to be in the media. But I'd already called 911 because they were trying to get away from the scene. But they packed a bag and then the limousine driver told me, 'Don't mention the bag to the cops.'"

Steve Honig, Lindsay's rep, tells TMZ, "Lindsay is cooperating fully with law enforcement. She has answered all their questions and provided them with everything they have asked for."

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Liz    

HAHA hopefully he is telling the truth and not lieing. I'd love to see Lindsay fail again!

836 days ago
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Latoya's Headband    

Lindsey is trash.......nothing more, nothing less!

836 days ago
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Hollywood    

All auto collisions are considered the rear-enders fault unless proved otherwise.


The bribe attempt seems rear, but with such damage to the auto, it's hard to believe that this crash can be given the silent treatment.

836 days ago
4.

digital_one    

Let's show then the video!!! That will shut them up!!

836 days ago
5.

Phreaky    

Everything this girl does is shady and illegal. Pure 100% trash.

836 days ago
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StoopidHead    

Oddly enough, I have no problem believing this man.

836 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

hid a bad under clothes. What POSSIBLY could be in that bag that she did not want mentioned.......hmmmmm. Perhaps is was some Liz Taylor jewelry for the movie? No? Perhaps it was some Liz Taylor perfume? No? Perhaps it was cocaine? Yep!

836 days ago
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BostonLaw    

Why is he talking to the media? He is critical of Lohan and the assistant for offering money but im sure he took money for his story. Never mine the attorney he has reserved for his "back injury". He should of took the money and shut up but noooooooo!! He needs his 15 mins.

836 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Oh no... not the bag. Tryin to make something out of nothing.

836 days ago
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Luvvanillamen    

Hmmm... I'm going to have to say this guys' story is BS. I'm no huge Lilo fan, but his story makes no sense. TMZ... wait for the police report :)

836 days ago
11.

Hollywood    

What's in the pink bag Lindsay ????

836 days ago
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ilovegossip    

The tuth will finally come out!

836 days ago
13.

notta    

I believe it. She didn't want the people in the movie to know that she hasn't changed and tried to pay the guy off. She's trash and always will be.

836 days ago
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awards    

LINDSAY SAYS SHE WASN’T DRIVING!

The spin began yesterday with a text saying “Gavin was driving” the rented Porsche Panamera to all of her Twitter Fans/Idiots! Aside from not being insured as required by state law, her rental agreement does not allow other drivers who are not specified. Linds covered her tracks and has made herself unavailable to the crash investigators. Blood inside the car proves she was behind the wheel when the crash occurred.

Whatever the arrangements are for the rented Porsche, someone is going to be on the hook BIG Time to pay for the wreck, right away. And Linds may be going for new legal woes!

You may wonder what she was doing on PCH, eh? Locals say she was on a drug buying trip. That was the reason she did not take the ambulance to the hospital; she had to ditch the drugs.

The spin will continue BIG Time today!

836 days ago
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Jordan    

This guy story sounds like the truth. He has nothing to gain by lying. It sounds like he did not even know it was lindsay.

836 days ago
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