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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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Kathy    

gosh, aren't there investigators for this type of stuff? If it's true Lindsay Lohan is in serious trouble...and those "peeps" are in double trouble!

776 days ago
152.

magmax    

Smiley's handing out straight lines like they were M&M's on Halloween.

776 days ago
153.

irishjess    

Why am I not surprised that Lindsay Lohan tried to flee after rear ending someone? She's done it before and had nothing but a slap on the hand. She NEEDS to be put away to learn a lesson... She keeps getting all of these free passes and one day she'll end up killing someone with her carelessness...

776 days ago
154.

Selden83    

I really want to hear the 911 tape now. Hurry up TMZ and go get it for us to listen.

776 days ago
155.

messenger.    

All you haters believe this guy, thats to be expected but don't forget, you all believed the Hookah guy as well. This guy want's 15 mins and some money so nothing new there.

776 days ago
156.

Skeptical    

I wonder what we'd all be saying, enablers included, if her assistant didn't emerge from this with their life. You know, if someone actually died. How many of these people would still be calling foul on this story? How many enablers would STILL be cheering her on? Everyone involved is extraordinarily lucky that everyone walked away from this. BUT, that does NOT mean that people shouldn't be held accountable. Check those moral compasses, people. Try to understand that this is some serious f*ckuppery. This isn't the kind of thing that needs to be swept under the rug. Someone WILL die because of this turd someday.

776 days ago
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help this young woman    

Dreamon
I have to agree with Smiley that in an accident like this one should not just exchange info. Both air bags deployed and Gavin was bleeding. Time to call 911 and go to the hospital.

776 days ago
158.

Cricket    

James, thank you for your honesty. Part of the problem with this airhead is too many people cover up for her. Lindsay, you are an ungrateful, ignorant, piece of **** and you need to OD immediately if not sooner. I'm so tired of seeing this loser get chance after chance. What's it going to take California? Does she need to kill someone? The Bitch doesn't care about anyone but herself. ATTENTION FILMMAKERS: STOP HIRING THIS IDIOT. AUDIENCES: STOP WATCHING ANYTHING SHE DOES. Then she'll so away.

776 days ago
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INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

If anyone knows the truck driver's mailing address - or that of his team of attorneys, I'll send the champagne and Bentley brochures.

776 days ago
160.

Nikki    

TMZ GET THE 911 CALL AND HANG LINDSAY LOHAN

776 days ago
161.

CloBird    

The offering of money and attempting to leave the scene sounds suspicious. Lindsay Lohan had no need to flee the scene if the crash was purely accidental.

776 days ago
162.

magmax    

Shoot the Messenger and wipe that Smiley off your face.

776 days ago
163.

Nikki    

Notice smiley left and HELL is here now. Guess stupid can't multi-task

776 days ago
164.

itsnoise    

I agree with Craig.

776 days ago
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INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

“JESUS!! Get the camcorder!! That sounded like 20 plane crashes in a row!!! This is HUGE!!!! HURRY UP!!!!”

“Forget it. That was just Linds and her “good morning” smokers hack“.

"Oh".

776 days ago
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