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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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301.

Bald Eagle    

Who is this woman doing that she gets all these chances? There is a wealth of talent out there who could do just as good a job or better. She must be freaky in the sack!

844 days ago
302.

edongzki    

luckily no one gets hurt so bad.

844 days ago
303.

Dave    

LILO is an accident waiting to happen!! Actually...she is happening...repeatedly!

844 days ago
304.

thomas    

Why did she not just let the movie crew do the driving? Does she have a death wish? She can afford to have someone drive her. gawd

844 days ago
305.

marknyc    

BS . if they really did it (offer money) he didn't take it because ...? I don't believe a single word from this guy. if in a case like this somebody offers you money then you take it , right away. yes? yeah.. that's what I thought. Now since they DIDN'T offer money or the payment didn't go through then I'd believe you , but you were ready to accept even 100 bucks, is that right? right. BS

844 days ago
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844 days ago
307.

Couriggia    

The one thing that is central and obvious in all of the Lindsay Lohan bashing comments is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEALOUSY!!

844 days ago
308.

kim is a publicity whore    

there was cocaine in that pink bag.

844 days ago
309.

sandra    

I wwould not doubt it for a second. Lindsey is a full on idiot.

844 days ago
310.

scarecrow    

Lindsay Lohan and the driver should hook up

844 days ago
311.

Dani    

He says in the video, 'I seen them trying to leave...'. Why do people say 'seen'??? It sounds so ignorant when it's used! Try, 'I saw them trying to leave'! UGH!

843 days ago
312.

Lucy    

unless it was a 50,000 dollar bribe or more...not interested because I would get more for telling the story.

843 days ago
313.

Steve    

Why does she have a car or a license?

789 days ago
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