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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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31.

Who Knew    

I beleive this guy but it does not matter. He says it's all on the 911 tape, so we'll have to wait and hear the 911 call. Actual proof for once. Time will tell. If she was not doing anything wrong, why LIE about driving. She can only foul people for so long before her true colors come out.

764 days ago
32.

smiley    

The people following are eyewitnesses. I think this guy is like the hookah manager. Making it all up to get money from TMZ.

Gavin probably put her cigs and lighter into her purse.

LILO probably wanted to get on set that is all.

764 days ago
33.

Kelly    

Lindsey is screwed. Despite what some posters here - such as the one who thinks that taking a bribe to cover up and accident and selling a story to a media outlet are the same thing, who also doesn't know that an Escalade is a Cadillac - are saying, Lindsey's actions in this care are EXTREMELY incriminating. This is her next court case.

764 days ago
34.

Sonja    

Yeah it's obviously BS, I mean everyone knows that anyone else's version of the story except for Lindsey's version is always a lie... not like she ever tried to run from an accident scene before or anything.. or drink an drive... or do drugs and drive... or try and bribe people... sheesh. (end sarcasm)

764 days ago
35.

Billy    

Two things I'd love to see. Lindsey doing full, hardcore porn and her back in jail. She's a train wreck and one day someone will pay the ultimate price for her actions.

764 days ago
36.

janet    

Lifetime...You're going to need a bigger spin.

764 days ago
37.

Who Knew    

What are the odds that twit was texting when she drove straight into a semi truck. Dumb Ass. She's still kinda hot, I have to admit.

764 days ago
38.

Marvin    

Trying to settle an accident without calling the police isn't a bribe.

764 days ago
39.

Vorlon    

This poor guy just stepped into the Lohan Inc meatgrinder. Here it comes:

Honig- He just want 15 minutes and $ (oh wait he REFUSED $....)
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Jill666 "It's all that POS Milo's fault- iif he had had been any kind of father she wouldn't have been driving a rented porche." (No one said this dip has to make sense.
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Nicole- Shawn will get her out of this.
.Darkape- it didn't happen because the don't have video. and even if they HAVE video I won't believe it. Dump trucks don't have back doors.
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764 days ago
40.

Nikki    

Pink bag = DRUGS !!!

764 days ago
41.

Sally    

She never runs out of tricks, does she. Does she even have a driver' s license - she is always in accidents. Perhaps she should take another test. Also, a test in honesty and integrity.

764 days ago
42.

UPYOURS    

This is going to be great when the 911 tapes are released. This guy is totally credible and Larry Thompson's wife just went ballistic, ROFLMAO. I TOLD YOU NOT TO HIRE THAT BITCH, there goes our insurance money. LAWSUITS galore.

764 days ago
43.

Bridget    

The song "Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty" by Chemillionaire just popped into my head for some reason, lol.


I believe him. Lindsay does seem to have a tendancy to run when she might be in trouble. Like the guy said, there is a 911 tape. Those pick up quite a bit. That and the rest of the evidence will prove what happened.

764 days ago
44.

Sally    

Don't worry LOL fans, nothing ever happens to her - she can always break the laws and get away with it in LA.

764 days ago
45.

magmax    

This ought to keep Red Cloud Underpants on the toilet for another couple of days.

764 days ago
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