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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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16.

CJ    

I 100% believe this guy.

777 days ago
17.

awards    

HUGE DRUG STASH FOUND IN UCLA MED TRASHCAN!

HollywoodLife.com is reporting “Lindsay Lohan was not at all fazed by her terrible car accident yesterday, in fact, a nurse at UCLA Medical Center says she was laughing about the incident.”

A Police Investigation Team arrived at UCLA Med and their Drug Detecting Pomeranian went straight for the trash can, finding four ounces of coke, four ounces of crack, 40 Oxy’s, two magnums of Champaign, two bottles of Vodka and Lindsay’s To Do List.

On the List:

Get Dope!

Celebrate!

777 days ago
18.

s_megma    

She sucks at driving. Keep her off the streets.

777 days ago
19.

dreamon    

Her "assistants" and handler are idiots. Anyone can have an accident. It's the drama and the dishonesty that will do her in.

Only Lohan can turn a regular accident into a criminal incident. You can't make this **** up.

777 days ago
20.

lipstickchick    

She's a junkie. End of story.

777 days ago
21.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

"What?!!! You want MONEY?!!!!!
QUAAAAACKquackquackquackquackquack!!!!!

777 days ago
22.

Seldombinlaid    

Well, I guess the truck driver with a head shaped like an egg is not going to get to keep his bag of money.

777 days ago
23.

Bruno    

I completely believe this guy.

777 days ago
24.

janet    

I don't doubt this man for a second.

777 days ago
25.

roll3567    

This guy is full of crap. Covering up a fender bender...perhaps, but you can't cover up a wreck like that.

If someone was hiding something like let's say a stash...they would not say to some random guy you just had an accident with "don't mention the bag". Even if true, why did he not mention to the cops when they arrived at the scene. The police did not seem to think she was intoxicated, or she would have been arrested at the secene

I agree with bostonlaw this is a crock.

777 days ago
26.

Vorlon    

Gentlemen- start your smearing.

777 days ago
27.

BostonLaw    

Was it a Cadillac or Escalade?
What?...
Same thing right???

777 days ago
28.

Jordan    

Oddly enough this guy is telling the truth he said it all happened when he was on the phone with 911 so it is on the 911 tape he called lindsay left the scene and police are giving out very few details it sounds like the police believe his story why else would they just not realse the 911 tape. Now the police have the car in custody where they can go through it with a fine tooth comb if lindsay was doing drugs they can get that off the blood stain from the car. they can tell who was driving through the same blood stains in the car.

777 days ago
29.

What the?    

'....driving by someone connected with her Lifetime movie.' Spell much TMZ?

777 days ago
30.

ManiacalZebra    

Sadly, I think he's probably telling the truth. Since nothing is her fault, she is more likely to try and bribe someone into backing up her lies.

777 days ago
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