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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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136.

janet    

Please be serious. This man is telling the truth. No reason for him to lie. He called 911 right away. Plus the fact he had no idea who she was. Besides he's driving his companys truck and not going to loose his job, career for chump change from Lohan.


He simply did the right thing. She did not. It was Lohans fault all the way. Hell, her own words she was driving. Maybe she's scared of her probation.

864 days ago
137.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

So. What do ya think Linds will model for PerpWalk v36.0?

Black leather teddy?
Saran-wrap bikini?
Crotchless wedding gown?

Any one of these seem appropriate, history considered.

864 days ago
138.

smiley    

Dreamon
Please! you said just fessing up to a car accident would make it a non story. Do you really believe that? Tabloids report when this young woman goes shopping. Then you rag on her for days about it.

Now who is the one lying.

864 days ago
139.

Skeptical    

Hey Smiley, why don't you HELP us out and put that stupid red flower avatar next to your name again.

864 days ago
140.

Janet    

She's doing drugs again, but the typical-but-awful thing is that the Lifetime employees are enabling her. And professional truck drivers must report even the most trivial accidents. This wasn't trivial. And Lindsay hits-and-runs and has done so before, to a woman with a child in a stroller. She's a menace, not just to herself but to others. The writing is on the wall for her to see, but she keeps ignoring it. I hope she survives to become sober one day and that those who come into contact with her survive too. Why is she still driving after how many problems? But then, she's still getting high, after how many rehab trips and jailings. Her mom and dad are part of the problem. Slow learners in her family.

864 days ago
141.

chris    

Some of it sounds like BS to me. If ya listen close. He says, She gets in the front passenger seat. Then he says she gets in the back. Then he says she gets in the front seat again. He can't even make up his mind where she got in the tuck at. lol Looking for his 15minutes I guess. Maybe he should get his story straight next time.

864 days ago
142.

Dave    

What's in the bag - gotta be the OJ murder weapon that douche bag Kim Kardashian's father took out of OJ's house in the Louis V. bag. Just saying!

864 days ago
143.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

I knew this dude would be on TMZ.
Oh well looks like Shawn had handled everything.

864 days ago
144.

the original bellaluna    

Remember, this is the chick with numerous car accidents "The paparazzi was chasing me - not my fault"; who has clipped a BABY CARRIAGE IN A CROSS-WALK RIGHT AFTER HER LICENSE WAS RE-INSTATED "I didn't see it. I didn't know pedestrians have the right of way in Cali - not my fault"; car-jacked some dudes and took them on a high-speed chase "That's not my coke; those aren't my pants; they're lying; they're just jealous - not my fault"; not to mention all her other various car-scrapes and dings "Paparazzi again - STILL NOT MY FAULT!" Is anyone else detecting the pattern here?

864 days ago
145.

WhyNot    

This hard working, honest man, turned down the bribes, reported it to 911, and talked about the pink bag to TMZ.
They took Lindsay to the hospital, how discreet was that if they wanted to cover it up?
This story is BS... but hey... he got his 15 minutes say, now he will develop lower back problems and sue her because we all know how much damage that Porsche did to his truck, ergo his body. He takes a bigger hit when they load the box. He really needs to get off his soap box and get back to work. Fame time is over.

864 days ago
146.

Seldombinlaid    

Does it say Egg O. Head on his drivers lic?

864 days ago
147.

haveababybymebaby    

i believe him. lindsay fled the scene of a serious accident for a reason.

864 days ago
148.

janet    

@janet...Lohan is her own enabler and always has been. Nobody elses fault but her own. This is a 26 year old grown woman. Blaming everyone else for her drug and alcohol problems was so overplayed years ago.

864 days ago
149.

Joao    

Dude, you should have taken the money and ran. Between her, that Shaun-Holly lawyer chick and the court [God forbid it's that fat ass chick she had previously] you are fvcked. They will twist and turn the law and before you know it, you'll be charged and sentenced to YEARS in prison, ESPECIALLY since you told about the bribe [I think in California if an attorney makes the offer it's called "negotiations"]

864 days ago
150.

messenger.    

WTF? I was in an accident 6 months ago with a guy on a motorcycle and he asked me to settle there and then without calling the cops or insurance company, as no one was injured I agreed, what wrong with that? its wasn't a bribe, it was doing what thousands of people do.


Another thing strange about this is it was reported through sources the guy cut Lindsay's car off so it would have been his fault. Here he gives an interview, doesn't mention the accident just his 'version' of what happened after, his deflection skills are poor, exactly the same as his crap story.

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